cicatrix

noun
ci·​ca·​trix | \ ˈsi-kə-ˌtriks How to pronounce cicatrix (audio) , sə-ˈkā-triks How to pronounce cicatrix (audio) \
plural cicatrices\ ˌsi-​kə-​ˈtrī-​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce cicatrices (audio) , sə-​ˈkā-​trə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce cicatrices (audio) \

Definition of cicatrix

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)

First Known Use of cicatrix

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cicatrix

Latin cicatric-, cicatrix

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“Cicatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cicatrix. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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cicatrix

noun
ci·​ca·​trix | \ ˈsik-ə-ˌtriks How to pronounce cicatrix (audio) , sə-ˈkā-triks How to pronounce cicatrix (audio) \
plural cicatrices\ ˌsik-​ə-​ˈtrī-​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce cicatrices (audio) , sə-​ˈkā-​trə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce cicatrices (audio) \

Medical Definition of cicatrix

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

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