incision

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noun in·ci·sion \in-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of incision

  1. 1a :  cut, gash; specifically :  a wound made especially in surgery by incising the bodyb :  a marginal notch (as in a leaf)

  2. 2 :  an act of incising something

  3. 3 :  the quality or state of being incisive

Examples of incision in a Sentence

  1. the surgeon made a thin incision with the scalpel

14th Century

First Known Use of incision

14th century


INCISION Defined for English Language Learners

incision

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noun in·ci·sion \in-ˈsi-zhən\

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

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noun in·ci·sion \in-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of incision for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

incision

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noun in·ci·sion \in-ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of incision

  1. 1:  a cut or wound of body tissue made especially in surgery

  2. 2:  an act of incising something the surgeon's incision of the tissues



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