cic·​a·​tri·​cial | \ ˌsi-kə-ˈtri-shəl How to pronounce cicatricial (audio) \

Definition of cicatricial

: of or relating to a cicatrix

Examples of cicatricial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another common form of hair loss is central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA, which is a form of scarring alopecia that occurs on the scalp and causes permanent hair loss. NBC News, 7 Jan. 2022 Black patients are more likely to have a type of hair loss called central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 12 Nov. 2021 Another form of female hair thinning, known as central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, impacts Black women specifically, says Hartman. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2021 Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), the most common scarring alopecia among Black women, is one of them. Claire Gillespie,, 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of cicatricial

1881, in the meaning defined above

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cic·​a·​tri·​cial | \ ˌsik-ə-ˈtrish-əl How to pronounce cicatricial (audio) \

Medical Definition of cicatricial

: relating to or having the character of a cicatrix excision of a cicatricial lesion

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