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laceration

[las-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
2.
the act of lacerating.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin lacerātiōn- (stem of lacerātiō). See lacerate, -ion
Related forms
self-laceration, noun
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Word Origin and History for selflaceration

laceration

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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selflaceration in Medicine

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

  1. A jagged wound or cut.

  2. The process or act of tearing tissue.

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