healing by first intention


noun Surgery, Medicine/Medical.

See under intention(def 6).

Definition for healing by first intention (2 of 2)

intention

[ in-ten-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈtɛn ʃən /

noun


Origin of intention

1300–50; Middle English intencio(u)n < Latin intentiōn- (stem of intentiō). See intent2, -ion

SYNONYMS FOR intention

2 goal. Intention, intent, purpose all refer to a wish that one means to carry out. Intention is the general word: His intention is good. Intent is chiefly legal or literary: attack with intent to kill. Purpose implies having a goal or determination to achieve something: Her strong sense of purpose is reflected in her studies.

Related forms

in·ten·tion·less, adjectivemis·in·ten·tion, nounpre·in·ten·tion, nounsub·in·ten·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for healing by first intention

intention

/ (ɪnˈtɛnʃən) /

noun

a purpose or goal; aimit is his intention to reform
law the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences
med a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue
(usually plural) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)
an archaic word for meaning, intentness

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Medicine definitions for healing by first intention (1 of 2)

healing by first intention

[ hēlĭng ]

n.

Healing by fibrous adhesion, without suppuration or formation of granulation tissue.primary adhesion primary union

Medicine definitions for healing by first intention (2 of 2)

intention

[ ĭn-tĕnshən ]

n.

An aim that guides action.
The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.

Related forms

in•tention•al adj.
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