incision

noun
in·​ci·​sion | \ in-ˈsi-zhən \

Definition of incision

1a : 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

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Synonyms for incision

Synonyms

gash, laceration, rent, rip, slash, slit, tear

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Examples of incision in a Sentence

the surgeon made a thin incision with the scalpel

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Most of the ones from Pokrovnik and Danilo Bitinj have feet and are decorated with geometric incisions, often highlighted in red or white. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Early cheese making may have helped lactose-intolerant farmers spread," 14 Sep. 2018 Find out what kind of incision will be best for you and your breast size and shape. Lambeth Hochwald, Glamour, "I Got a Mastectomy…Twice," 27 Sep. 2018 The chance of that incision rupturing during a subsequent vaginal delivery is between 0.2 and 1.5 percent. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Everything to Know About Having a C-Section Versus Vaginal Birth," 15 May 2018 About 1 in 4 surgery patients had complications, including infections around the incision, abdominal pain and hernias, compared with only 7 percent of antibiotics patients. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, "Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed," 25 Sep. 2018 His surgeons made a long incision on the back of his neck, using a skull plate and spinal screws and rods to correct the fracture. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Indiana man survives internal decapitation years after beating brain cancer: 'Our boy is a miracle'," 3 Aug. 2018 This involves making a small incision in the belly and inserting a tube with a tiny camera to see if the pelvic organs show signs of tissue scarring and buildup. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Women with endometriosis suffer terrible pain. There’s finally a new treatment option.," 24 July 2018 As seen in the picture, Miller has an incision running all the way from her neck to her lower back. Andrea Park, SELF, "After a Second Back Surgery, Abby Lee Miller Shows Off Her Healing Progress on Instagram," 2 July 2018 The fat is treated and then grafted to the buttocks through surgical incisions. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of incision

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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incision

noun

English Language Learners Definition of incision

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

incision

noun
in·​ci·​sion | \ in-ˈsi-zhən \

Kids Definition of incision

: an act of cutting into something or the cut or wound that results

incision

noun
in·​ci·​sion | \ in-ˈsizh-ən \

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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