cicatrix

noun

1
: a scar resulting from formation and contraction of fibrous tissue in a wound
2
: a mark resembling a scar especially when caused by the previous attachment of an organ or part (such as a leaf)

Word History

Etymology

Latin cicatric-, cicatrix

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cicatrix was in 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Cicatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cicatrix. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cicatrix

noun
: a scar resulting from formation and contraction of fibrous tissue in a flesh wound
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