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Words nearby incision
What does incision mean?
An incision is a cut made into the body during surgery.
Traditionally, incisions are made with surgical instruments like scalpels. However, they can also be made with lasers or robotic tools. Sometimes, incision refers to the scar resulting from such a cut.
Incision is the noun form of the verb incise, meaning to cut into. The noun form incision is more commonly used.
More generally, incision can refer to any cut or gash, but it is primarily used to refer to surgical incisions.
Example: The surgeon explained that she would need to make three small incisions in my abdomen in order to remove my appendix.
Where does incision come from?
The first records of the word incision come from the 1300s. Incision is the noun form of incise, which derives from the Latin verb incīdere, meaning “to carve” or “to cut into.”
Steady-handed surgeons make incisions with scalpels, lasers, or robotic tools. Some incisions are made for the purpose of exploratory surgery, which typically involves trying to diagnose what may be wrong with a certain body part. In most cases, though, incisions are made so that a body part can be repaired or removed. Sometimes, incisions are very small, such as in a laparoscopic appendectomy (a procedure to remove the appendix that uses a tool called a laparoscope). Other procedures require incisions that are quite big, such as in a cesarean section. Hopefully you won’t need any, but if you do, may all your incisions be done with precision!
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What are some other forms of incision?
- incise (verb)
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How is incision used in real life!
The word incision is most commonly used in a technical way in the context of surgery.
Quite happy so far with the three minor incisions/scars I have on my chest because of the surgery. Should have done it with robots too last year instead of having that huge scar on my side. A lot faster to recover from as well.
— Mats Adams (@Sorcerer) September 5, 2019
“C-section is the easy way out” yeah okay tell that to my foot long incision, blood clots, blood transfusions, pain medication, not being able to move, drive, and almost losing my life and my babies in the process and struggling to function day to day. Stop being ignorant.
— mama vee 🦋 (@veebrigham1) June 14, 2019
It’s true: I’m back! I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one – but guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 2, 2018
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Is incision used correctly in the following sentence?
I’d rather have three small incisions than one long one.
Example sentences from the Web for incision
Slow at first, then steadily, a stream of liquid drips off the incision.
That type of incision is rarely performed on large breasts, according to Levine.Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy: The Brutal Truth Behind the Operations|Lizzie Crocker|May 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An incision was made in the fleshy part of the nose, between the eyes, by a sharp-pointed knife or some other instrument.The Arctic Whaleman|Lewis Holmes
But when I had made the first incision, Jean bolted out of the room, and then tumbled downstairs in a faint.With an Ambulance During the Franco-German War|Charles Edward Ryan
Then an incision is made backward along the line of the throat, and the skin dissected from the neck as far back as possible.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
The incision must be clean and sharp, and absolutely vertical, except where it is made slanting for the purpose described above.The Decoration of Leather|Georges de Rcy
The Penguins and Divers may be skinned by making the incision in the back.How to Stuff Birds and Animals|Aaron A. Warford