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Definition of "cicatrix" []

  • A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cicatrix" in a sentence
  • "In the deeper portions of the tracks the extreme density of the cicatrix is a factor of great prognostic importance, since if it implicates muscles, tendons, vessels, or nerves, impairment of movement, circulatory disturbance, or signs of neuritis or nerve pressure are often witnessed."
  • "When the effused lymph is not absorbed it organizes, either forming a sort of internal cicatrix which is harder than the surrounding tissues or increasing the density of the part by augmenting the amount of plastic material within it."
  • "Obviously, the weeping wound of Northern Ireland is an unpleasant yet unmistakable cicatrix on the face of Ireland's political culture, part of its "cordite-scented past," as Mr. Foster puts it."