[ 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.
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Also cic·a·trice [sik-uh-tris]. /ˈsɪk ə trɪs/.
Origin of cicatrix
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin: scar
OTHER WORDS FROM cicatrixcic·a·tri·cial [sik-uh-trish-uhl], /ˌsɪk əˈtrɪʃ əl/, adjectiveci·cat·ri·cose [si-ka-tri-kohs, sik-uh-], /sɪˈkæ trɪˌkoʊs, ˈsɪk ə-/, adjective
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How to use cicatrix in a sentence
Any cicatricial tissue which may be present around the fistula should be treated by submucous division.
In order to obviate the cicatricial contraction some surgeons cover the area with a graft of mucous membrane.
The lid is first freed by dividing all the cicatricial bands, or, if only a small cicatrix be present, by excising that.
Stenosis, however, may occur from cicatricial contraction if the operation has been incompletely performed.
The cicatricial site of a previous patch is rarely again attacked.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 forms of cicatrixcicatricial (ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl), adjectivecicatricose (sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs, ˈsɪkə-), adjective
Word Origin for cicatrix
C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin
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