[ skar-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌskær ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


an act or instance of scarifying.
the result of scarifying; a scratch or scratches.

Origin of scarification

1350–1400; Middle English scarificacioun < Late Latin scarīficātiōn- (stem of scarīficātiō). See scarify, -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for scarification


[ skăr′ə-fĭ-kāshən ]


The act of making shallow cuts in the skin.

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