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[las-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən/
the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
the act of lacerating.
Origin of laceration
1590-1600; < Latin lacerātiōn- (stem of lacerātiō). See lacerate, -ion
Related forms
self-laceration, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for laceration
  • He was also treated during surgery for a scalp laceration.
  • One was beaten, suffering a laceration of the forehead, and the other was stabbed in the back.
  • He suffered a laceration above his left eye, but remained on the bench and wanted to return.
Word Origin and History for laceration

1590s, from Middle French lacération, from Latin lacerationem (nominative laceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of lacerare (see lacerate).

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laceration in Medicine

laceration lac·er·a·tion (lās'ə-rā'shən)

  1. A jagged wound or cut.

  2. The process or act of tearing tissue.

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