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cicatrix

[ sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks ]

noun

, plural cic·a·tri·ces [sik-, uh, -, trahy, -seez].
  1. Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
  2. Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.


cicatrix

/ sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs; ˈsɪkə-; ˈsɪkətrɪks; ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl /

noun

  1. the tissue that forms in a wound during healing; scar
  2. a scar on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp a leaf


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Derived Forms

  • cicatricose, adjective
  • cicatricial, adjective

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Other Words From

  • cic·a·tri·cial [sik-, uh, -, trish, -, uh, l], adjective
  • ci·cat·ri·cose [si-, ka, -tri-kohs, sik, -, uh, -], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cicatrix1

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: scar

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cicatrix1

C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin

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Example Sentences

The presence of a cicatrix on the left temple (This is a most irrefutable proof of insanity).

In the latter instance it is very liable to carry iris into the wound, and a cystoid cicatrix results.

The wound had healed by first intention and at that time so little cicatrix remained that it was difficult to find it.

Habitual spasms of the muscles and a cicatrix from a severe burn have permanently modified the facial bones.

The lid is first freed by dividing all the cicatricial bands, or, if only a small cicatrix be present, by excising that.

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