Word of the DayWednesday, May 09, 2012
\SIK-uh-triks\ , noun;
New tissue that forms over a wound.
Botany. A scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.
A new relationship can develop. But the cicatrix of the old one remains. And nothing grows on a cicatrix. Nothing grows through it.
-- Elizabeth George, Playing for the Ashes
He discriminates also very properly between the cicatrix, which is produced by the healing of wounds which have penetrated the cutis, and those in which the surface only is affected.
-- James Moore, "Differtation on Healing of Wounds," The Analytical Review, Volume 5
Cicatrix is derived from the Latin word cicatrix meaning "scar." The Latin word has no clear origin.
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