second intention

noun
second in·​ten·​tion | \ -in-ˈten-chən How to pronounce second intention (audio) \

Medical Definition of second intention

: the healing of an incised wound by granulations that bridge the gap between skin edges — compare first intention

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“Second intention.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/second%20intention. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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