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cicatrix

[ sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks ]
/ ˈsɪk ə trɪks, sɪˈkeɪ trɪks /
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noun, plural cic·a·tri·ces [sik-uh-trahy-seez] /ˌsɪk əˈtraɪ siz/.

Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.

RELATED WORDS

blister, flaw, disfigurement, wound, defect, crater, discoloration, scab, track, hurt, mark, pockmark, cicatrix

Nearby words

cicatrice, cicatricial alopecia, cicatricial horn, cicatricial tissue, cicatricle, cicatrix, cicatrizant, cicatrization, cicatrize, cicely, cicero
Also cic·a·trice [sik-uh-tris] /ˈsɪk ə trɪs/.

Origin of cicatrix

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: scar
Related formscic·a·tri·cial [sik-uh-trish-uh l] /ˌsɪk əˈtrɪʃ əl/, adjectiveci·cat·ri·cose [si-ka-tri-kohs, sik-uh-] /sɪˈkæ trɪˌkoʊs, ˈsɪk ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cicatrice

cicatrix

/ (ˈsɪkətrɪks) /

noun plural cicatrices (ˌsɪkəˈtraɪsiːz)

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
Derived Formscicatricial (ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl), adjectivecicatricose (sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs, ˈsɪkə-), adjective

Word Origin for cicatrix

C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for cicatrice

cicatrix


n.

1640s, from Latin cicatrix (accusative cicatricem ) "a scar," of unknown origin. Earlier in English as cicatrice (mid-15c.). Related: cicatrical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cicatrice

cicatrix

[ sĭkə-trĭks′, sĭ-kātrĭks ]

n. pl. cic•a•tri•ces (sĭk′ə-trīsēz, sĭ-kātrĭ-sēz′)

A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
Related formscic′a•tricial (sĭk′ə-trĭshəl) null adj.
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