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cicatrix

[ sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks ]
/ 藞s瑟k 蓹 tr瑟ks, s瑟藞ke瑟 tr瑟ks /
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noun, plural cic路a路tri路ces [sik-uh-trahy-seez]. /藢s瑟k 蓹藞tra瑟 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路a路trice [sik-uh-tris]. /藞s瑟k 蓹 tr瑟s/.

Origin of cicatrix

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin: scar

OTHER WORDS FROM cicatrix

cic路a路tri路cial [sik-uh-trish-uhl], /藢s瑟k 蓹藞tr瑟蕛 蓹l/, adjectiveci路cat路ri路cose [si-ka-tri-kohs, sik-uh-], /s瑟藞k忙 tr瑟藢ko蕣s, 藞s瑟k 蓹-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cicatrix

cicatrix
/ (藞s瑟k蓹tr瑟ks) /

noun plural cicatrices (藢s瑟k蓹藞tra瑟si藧z)
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 (藢s瑟k蓹藞tr瑟蕛蓹l), adjectivecicatricose (s瑟藞k忙tr瑟藢k蓹蕣s, 藞s瑟k蓹-), adjective

Word Origin for cicatrix

C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin
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