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Definition of "lesion" []

  • A wound or injury. (noun)
  • A localized pathological change in a bodily organ or tissue. (noun)
  • An infected or diseased patch of skin. (noun)
  • To cause a lesion to form on or in. (verb-transitive)

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 "lesion" in a sentence
  • "Kennedy did not rely on foreign law principles to definitively interpret a constitutional provision, as for example, Justice Marshall did in Eastern Airlines to interpret the term lesion corporelle."
  • "The word lesion, from the Latin for “injury,” is used very generally by physicians."
  • "I had a minor skin lesion removed by a plastic surgeon in Guadalajara at a cost of about $100."