laceration

[ las-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear.
the act of lacerating.

Origin of laceration

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

Related forms

self-lac·er·a·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for laceration

laceration

[ lăs′ə-rāshən ]

n.

A jagged wound or cut.
The process or act of tearing tissue.
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