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.
Also cic·a·trice [sik-uh-tris] /ˈsɪk ə trɪs/
Origin of cicatrix
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: scarRelated 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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Historical Examples of cicatricial
Cicatricial sequel of stricture require surgical interference.
The most frequent sequel in neglected cases is cicatricial stricture.
The passage of dilators, as in stricture of cicatricial origin, is very hazardous.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for cicatricial
Derived Formscicatricial (ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl), adjectivecicatricose (sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs, ˈsɪkə-), adjective 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
Word Origin for cicatrix
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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Related formscic′a•tri′cial (sĭk′ə-trĭsh′əl) null adj. n. pl. cic•a•tri•ces (sĭk′ə-trī′sēz, sĭ-kā′trĭ-sēz′)
- A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
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