[ in-sizh-uh n ]
/ ɪnˈsɪʒ ən /


a cut, gash, or notch.
the act of incising.
a cutting into, especially for surgical purposes.
incisiveness; keenness.

Origin of incision

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin incīsiōn- (stem of incīsiō). See incise, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for incision

/ (ɪnˈsɪʒən) /


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
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Medical definitions for incision

[ ĭn-sĭzhən ]


A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
The scar resulting from such a cut.
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