incision


in·ci·sion

noun \in-ˈsi-zhən\

: a cut made in something; especially medical : a cut made into the body during surgery

Full Definition of INCISION

1
a :  cut, gash; specifically :  a wound made especially in surgery by incising the body
b :  a marginal notch (as in a leaf)
2
:  an act of incising something
3
:  the quality or state of being incisive

Examples of INCISION

  1. <the surgeon made a thin incision with the scalpel>

First Known Use of INCISION

14th century

Related to INCISION

in·ci·sion

noun \in-ˈsizh-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INCISION

1
: a cut or wound of body tissue made especially in surgery
2
: an act of incising something <the surgeon's incision of the tissues>

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