Origin of incision
Related Words for incisionlaceration, gash, pierce, opening, dissection, wound, mark, nick, stab, slash, cleavage, cleft, nip, notch, groove, carving
Examples from the Web for incision
Contemporary Examples of incision
Slow at first, then steadily, a stream of liquid drips off the incision.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
That type of incision is rarely performed on large breasts, according to Levine.Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy: The Brutal Truth Behind the Operations
May 18, 2013
Historical Examples of incision
It is not necessary to sew up this incision in a long feathered specimen.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
The surgeon proceeded with the incision—as long as he was able.Watchbird
The amputation, the incision, the probing had to be done then and there, on the instant.Charles Carleton Coffin
William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
At first I made an incision into the skin, after the manner of surgeons when amputating a limb.The Severed Hand
They may be operated on by means of incision or extirpation.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
- the act of incising
- a cut, gash, or notch
- a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
- any indentation in an incised leaf
- rare incisiveness
late 14c., "a cutting made in surgery," from Old French incision (13c.) and directly from Latin incisionem (nominative incisio) "a cutting into," noun of action from past participle stem of incidere "to cut in," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + -cidere, comb. form of caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Meaning "act of cutting into" is from early 15c.
- A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
- The scar resulting from such a cut.