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incision

a surgical cut into soft tissue; a notch as in the edge of a leaf
Not to be confused with:
abscission – an act of cutting off; the process by which plant parts, such as leaves, are shed
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in·ci·sion

 (ĭn-sĭzh′ən)
n.
1. The act of incising.
2. Medicine
a. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
b. The scar resulting from such a cut.
3. A notch, as in the edge of a leaf.
4. The condition or quality of being incisive; incisiveness.
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incision

(ɪnˈsɪʒən)
n
1. the act of incising
2. a cut, gash, or notch
3. (Surgery) a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
4. (Botany) any indentation in an incised leaf
5. rare incisiveness
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in•ci•sion

(ɪnˈsɪʒ ən)

n.
1. a cut, gash, or notch.
2. the act of incising.
3. a surgical cut into a tissue or organ.
4. incisiveness; keenness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incision - a depression scratched or carved into a surfaceincision - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
scotch, score - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
2.incision - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
cutting, cut - the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
gastromy - surgical incision into the stomach
perineotomy - surgical incision into the perineum
laparotomy - surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
orchotomy - surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
sclerotomy - surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
nephrotomy - incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
thoracotomy - surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
valvotomy, valvulotomy - incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
phlebotomy, venesection - surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
vasosection, vasotomy - surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
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incision

noun cut, opening, slash, notch, slit, gash It involves making a tiny incision in the skin.
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incision

noun
The result of cutting:
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Translations
شَق ، قَطْعقَطْع
incizeřez
indsnitsnit
bemetszésmetszés
skurîur
priekinis dantis
iegriezumsincīzija, griezums
incíziarezák

incision

[ɪnˈsɪʒən] Nincisión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

incision

[ɪnˈsɪʒən] nincision f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

incision

nSchnitt m; (Med) → Einschnitt m
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incision

[ɪnˈsɪʒn] nincisione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

incision

(inˈsiʒən) noun
1. a cut, especially one made in a person's body by a surgeon.
2. the act of cutting especially by a surgeon.
incisor (inˈsaizə) noun
one of the four front cutting teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

in·ci·sion

n. incisión, corte, cortadura;
___ biopsybiopsia de corte parcial.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

incision

n incisión f, herida; — and drainage (I&D) incisión y drenaje
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References in classic literature ?
He makes incisions round them, or in technical phrase, belts them with his teeth, and when they fall, they naturally take the direction in which their trunks or branches preponderate.
If it be cut down within half a foot of the ground and several incisions made in the stump, each will put out a new sprout, which, if transplanted, will take root and grow to a tree.
The flesh on the corpse was not as thick as the back of a knife, and incisions in it brought not one drop of blood.
Their hair, divided into a great number of small tresses, fell over their shoulders, and by means of black-and-blue incisions they had tattooed their cheeks from the temples to the mouth.
The arch-heretics of the Middle Ages had already made large incisions into Catholicism.
The complicated but symmetrical figures covering the whole face, puzzle and mislead an unaccustomed eye: it is moreover probable, that the deep incisions, by destroying the play of the superficial muscles, give an air of rigid inflexibility.
The sap flows from an incision made high up in the tree into a vessel hung there to receive it, and soon hardens into the substance called camphor, but the tree itself withers up and dies when it has been so treated.
The brain it was customary to withdraw through the nose; the intestines through an incision in the side; the body was then shaved, washed, and salted; then laid aside for several weeks, when the operation of embalming, properly so called, began.
I want your assistance, my good sir, to hold the patient’s arm while I make an incision for the ball.
At that time the world at large seemed to have a passion for appendicitis, and a good many cases came to the operating theatre for this complaint: the surgeon for whom Philip dressed was in friendly rivalry with a colleague as to which could remove an appendix in the shortest time and with the smallest incision.
"Look," he continued, drawing his dagger and making an incision in the carcass a foot above the root of the sting, from which he presently drew forth two sacs, each of which held fully a gallon of the deadly liquid.
When we stopped the operation, he attended to Lucy, whilst I applied digital pressure to my own incision. I laid down, while I waited his leisure to attend to me, for I felt faint and a little sick.