Second intention

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(Logic) a conception generalized from first intuition or apprehension already formed by the mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion, as species, genus, whiteness.
See under Intention.

See also: Intention, Second

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The surgical wound was left open for second intention healing.
One was left to heal by second intention, and one case was repaired by a dorsal metacarpal artery flap.
Healing by second intention can be used for small superficial defects of the scalp.
The second intention "is to define otherness but also to trace the borrowings and influences passing between American and European musical cinema" (p.
The reason for the layoff was, without going into detail, that the wound made by the surgeon's knife had to be allowed to heal by a granular process known as second intention.

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