verb (used with object), cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing.
Physiology. to heal by inducing the formation of a cicatrix.
verb (used without object), cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing.
to become healed by the formation of a cicatrix.
Also especially British, cic·a·trise.
Origin of cicatrize
Related formscic·a·tri·zant, adjectivecic·a·tri·za·tion, nouncic·a·triz·er, noun
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English
word from Medieval Latin
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Derived Formscicatrizant or cicatrisant, adjectivecicatrization or cicatrisation, nouncicatrizer or cicatriser, noun
(of a wound or defect in tissue) to close or be closed by scar formation; heal
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cicatrization in Medicine
The process of scar formation.
To heal by forming scar tissue.
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