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incision

[in-sizh-uh n] /ɪnˈsɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
a cut, gash, or notch.
2.
the act of incising.
3.
a cutting into, especially for surgical purposes.
4.
incisiveness; keenness.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin incīsiōn- (stem of incīsiō). See incise, -ion
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Examples for incision
  • Once the procedure is complete, sutures or staples are used to close the incision.
  • incision a cut into a body tissue or organ, such as by a scalpel, made during surgery.
  • In order to restore the complete group a full incision must be made.
  • Typical surgery begins with a zigzag incision from ear to ear across the top of the head.
British Dictionary definitions for incision

incision

/ɪnˈsɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of incising
2.
a cut, gash, or notch
3.
a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
4.
any indentation in an incised leaf
5.
(rare) incisiveness
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Word Origin and History for incision
incision
late 14c., from O.Fr. incision (13c.), from L. incisionem (nom. incisio) "a cutting into," noun of action from incidere "to cut in," from from in- "into" + -cidere, comb. form of caedere "to cut" (see concise).
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incision in Medicine

incision in·ci·sion (ĭn-sĭzh'ən)
n.

  1. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.

  2. The scar resulting from such a cut.

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