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Meaning of INCISION

Pronunciation:  in'sizhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
  2. [n]  a depression scratched or carved into a surface

INCISION is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: dent, prick, scratch, section, slit, surgical incision
 See Also: cut, cutting, depression, gastromy, impression, imprint, keratotomy, laparotomy, nephrotomy, operation, orchotomy, perineotomy, phlebotomy, sclerotomy, score, scotch, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, valvotomy, valvulotomy, vasosection, vasotomy, venesection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ci"sion\, n. [L. incisio: cf. F. incision. See
1. The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.

2. That which is produced by incising; the separation of the
   parts of any substance made by a cutting or pointed
   instrument; a cut; a gash.

3. Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A cut made in the body during surgery.
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