incision

noun in·ci·sion \ in-ˈsi-zhən \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of incision

1 a :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

Examples of incision in a Sentence

  1. the surgeon made a thin incision with the scalpel

Recent Examples of incision from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'incision.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of incision

14th century

incision Synonyms


INCISION Defined for English Language Learners

incision

noun

Definition of incision for English Language Learners

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


INCISION Defined for Kids

incision

noun in·ci·sion \ in-ˈsi-zhən \

Definition of incision for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up incision? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!