- Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
- Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.
Also cic·a·trice [sik-uh-tris] /ˈsɪk ə trɪs/.
Origin of cicatrix
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: scar
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Examples from the Web for cicatricial
Cicatricial sequel of stricture require surgical interference.
The most frequent sequel in neglected cases is cicatricial stricture.
Cicatricial strictures from caustic substances may be in the form of bands, rings, or longitudinal stripes or folds.
Cases may recover without important sequel, but stricture very often results from cicatricial complications.
The passage of dilators, as in stricture of cicatricial origin, is very hazardous.
- the tissue that forms in a wound during healing; scar
- a scar on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp a leaf
C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for cicatricial
1640s, from Latin cicatrix (accusative cicatricem ) "a scar," of unknown origin. Earlier in English as cicatrice (mid-15c.). Related: cicatrical.
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- A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
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