cicatrization

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noun cic·a·tri·za·tion \ ˌsi-kə-trə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of cicatrization

:scar formation at the site of a healing wound

cicatrize

play \ˈsi-kə-ˌtrīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of cicatrization

15th century


Medical Dictionary

cicatrization

noun cic·a·tri·za·tion
variants: or British cicatrisation play \ˌsik-ə-trə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of cicatrization

:scar formation at the site of a healing wound

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