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Definition of "incision" []

  • The act of incising. (noun)
  • Medicine A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery. (noun)
  • Medicine The scar resulting from such a cut. (noun)
  • A notch, as in the edge of a leaf. (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being incisive; incisiveness. (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 "incision" in a sentence
  • "The top part of the incision is a bit bumpy, as you can see, so I spend a lot of time massaging it really hard to break up the collagen fibers."
  • "Under epidural anesthesia a 3-mm skin incision was made, and with continuous ultrasound guidance, the RFA needle device was carefully directed to where the blood supply entered the abnormal parabiotic tissue mass."
  • "Under epidural anesthesia, a 3-mm skin incision was made under continuous ultrasound guidance, and a 3-mm trocar sheath passed into the common amniotic cavity."