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 cicatrix
Each tribe has its peculiar fashion as to the position and form of the cicatrix.
Cicatrix, the scar left by the fall of a leaf or other organ.
Even the cicatrix on his scalp was invisible, for his hair was made to cover it.
However, save for a cicatrix to mark the trifling occurrence, he was unharmed.
The sound was then removed, and a short bougie inserted, so as to pass beyond the cicatrix.
British Dictionary definitions for cicatrix
noun plural cicatrices (ˌsɪkəˈtraɪsiːz)
Derived Formscicatricial (ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl), adjectivecicatricose (sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs, ˈsɪkə-), adjective
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 cicatrix
1640s, from Latin cicatrix (accusative cicatricem ) "a scar," of unknown origin. Earlier in English as cicatrice (mid-15c.). Related: cicatrical.
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n. pl. cic•a•tri•ces (sĭk′ə-trī′sēz, sĭ-kā′trĭ-sēz′)
Related formscic′a•tri′cial (sĭk′ə-trĭsh′əl) null adj.
A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
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