cicatrix

[ sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks ]
/ ˈsɪk ə trɪks, sɪˈkeɪ trɪks /

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 cicatrix

cic·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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British Dictionary definitions for cicatrix

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 cicatrix

cicatricial (ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl), adjectivecicatricose (sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs, ˈsɪkə-), adjective

Word Origin for cicatrix

C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin
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Medical definitions for cicatrix

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.

Other words from cicatrix

cic′a•tricial (sĭk′ə-trĭshəl) null adj.
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