first intention

noun

Medical Definition of first intention

: the healing of an incised wound by the direct union of skin edges without granulations — compare second intention

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“First intention.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/first%20intention. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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