laceration

[ las-uh-rey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.

  2. the act of lacerating.

Origin of laceration

1
First recorded in 1590–1600, laceration is from the Latin word lacerātiōn- (stem of lacerātiō). See lacerate, -ion

Other words from laceration

  • self-lac·er·a·tion, noun

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