There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.
1590s, from Middle French lacération, from Latin lacerationem (nominative laceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of lacerare (see lacerate).
laceration lac·er·a·tion (lās'ə-rā'shən)n.
A jagged wound or cut.
The process or act of tearing tissue.