- scarf joint,
Origin of scarification
Examples from the Web for scarification
I concluded that the scars were due to the practice of scarification.
He frequently pretends to suck out such an object by the application of the lips alone, without any scarification whatever.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees|James Mooney
When the moss sickens of the perpetual potato, its rebellion is punished by scarification.
Scarification is nowhere practiced in eastern Mindano except among the Mamnuas.
Scarification simply for purposes of ornamentation is not practiced to any great extent by the Negritos around Pinatubo.Negritos of Zambales|William Allan Reed
c.1400, "act of covering with scratches or slight cuts," from Old French scarification (14c.), from Late Latin scarificationem (nominative scarificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of scarificare, from Latin scarifare "scratch open," from Greek skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch," from skariphos "pencil, stylus," from PIE root *skribh- "to cut, separate, sift" (see script (n.)).