cicatrize

verb
cic·​a·​trize
variants: or British cicatrise \ ˈsik-​ə-​ˌtrīz How to pronounce cicatrize (audio) \
cicatrized or British cicatrised; cicatrizing or British cicatrising

Medical Definition of cicatrize

transitive verb

1 : to induce the formation of a scar in
2 : scar

intransitive verb

: to heal by forming a scar

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“Cicatrize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cicatrize. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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