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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Surgery was "designed to reach into clinically disease-free subcutaneous fatty tissue," followed by second intention healing, they wrote.
An infected or heavily contaminated laceration should be left open to heal completely by second intention, or when it shows no signs of inflammation, it can be sutured.
The wound of partial diabetic rats was healed by second intention due to wound infection: one rat in SMF group, two rats in sham group, zero in control group; there was no significant difference between two diabetic groups ([chi square] = 0.480, P = 0.490).
The surgical wound was left open for second intention healing.
The second intention is to make available all tools and resources to US agencies in order to block Hezbollah from the international financial system.
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.

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