scarification

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

noun

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

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Origin of scarification

1350–1400; Middle English scarificacioun<Late Latin scarīficātiōn- (stem of scarīficātiō). See scarify, -ation
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Medical definitions for scarification

scarification
[ skăr′ə-fĭ-kāshən ]

n.

The act of making shallow cuts in the skin.
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