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


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 formsself-lac·er·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for laceration



1590s, from Middle French lacération, from Latin lacerationem (nominative laceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of lacerare (see lacerate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for laceration


[ lăs′ə-rāshən ]


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