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incision

[ in-sizh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF incision

Synonyms for incision

  • laceration
  • carving
  • cleavage
  • cleft
  • dissection
  • gash
  • groove
  • mark
  • nick
  • nip
  • notch
  • opening
  • pierce
  • slash
  • stab
  • wound
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Antonyms for incision

  • closing
  • closure
  • solid
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCISION

It is not necessary to sew up this incision in a long feathered specimen.

The surgeon proceeded with the incision—as long as he was able.

The amputation, the incision, the probing had to be done then and there, on the instant.

At first I made an incision into the skin, after the manner of surgeons when amputating a limb.

They may be operated on by means of incision or extirpation.

He rejects opening of the head by an incision because of the danger of it.

Allowance must be made for this projection in commencing the incision.

The incision is to stop at least half-an-inch below the internal malleolus.

Push a wire in the tail, and sew up the incision under the wing.

If the tumor is large, more than one incision may be necessary.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a cutting made in surgery," from Old French incision (13c.) and directly from Latin incisionem (nominative incisio) "a cutting into," noun of action from past participle stem of incidere "to cut in," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + -cidere, comb. form of caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Meaning "act of cutting into" is from early 15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCISION

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noundepression, scrape, chip
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