scarification of the affected part is a common mode of treating local inflammatory complaints.
scarification, with other crude penances, has now been superseded by benefaction.
scarification of the epiglottis and ary-epiglottic folds with a knife, followed by free bleeding, may give complete relief.
scarification to give vent to pent-up blood or puncture to allow the escape of effused serum will afford prompt relief.
A sharp flint serves them as a lancet for letting blood, as well as for scarification in bruises and swellings.
When the moss sickens of the perpetual potato, its rebellion is punished by scarification.
scarification is quite common, and is used for a singular purpose.
scarification simply for purposes of ornamentation is not practiced to any great extent by the Negritos around Pinatubo.
I concluded that the scars were due to the practice of scarification.
After this, an old man, probably the same who performed the scarification, sang over the children.
c.1400, "act of covering with scratches or slight cuts," from Old French scarification (14c.), from Late Latin scarificationem (nominative scarificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of scarificare, from Latin scarifare "scratch open," from Greek skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch," from skariphos "pencil, stylus," from PIE root *skribh- "to cut, separate, sift" (see script (n.)).
scarification scar·i·fi·ca·tion (skār'ə-fĭ-kā'shən)
The act of making shallow cuts in the skin.