cicatrix [sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural cic·a·tri·ces [sik-uh-trahy-seez] /ˌsɪk əˈtraɪ siz/.
- Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
- Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.
Also cic·a·trice [sik-uh-tris] /ˈsɪk ə trɪs/. Origin of cicatrix 1350–1400; Middle English Latin: scarRelated formscic·a·tri·cial [sik-uh-trish-uh l] /ˌsɪk əˈtrɪʃ əl/, adjectiveci·cat·ri·cose [si-ka-tri-kohs, sik-uh-] /sɪˈkæ trɪˌkoʊs, ˈsɪk ə-/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cicatricial Historical Examples of cicatricial
Cicatricial sequel of stricture require surgical interference.
The most frequent sequel in neglected cases is cicatricial stricture.
The passage of dilators, as in stricture of cicatricial origin, is very hazardous.
Cicatricial strictures from caustic substances may be in the form of bands, rings, or longitudinal stripes or folds.
Cases may recover without important sequel, but stricture very often results from cicatricial complications.
British Dictionary definitions for cicatricial cicatrix noun plural cicatrices (ˌsɪkəˈtraɪsiːz)
- the tissue that forms in a wound during healing; scar
- a scar on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp a leaf
Derived Formscicatricial (ˌsɪkəˈtrɪʃəl), adjectivecicatricose (sɪˈkætrɪˌkəʊs, ˈsɪkə-), adjectiveWord Origin for cicatrix C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for cicatricial cicatrix n.
1640s, from Latin cicatrix (accusative cicatricem ) “a scar,” of unknown origin. Earlier in English as cicatrice (mid-15c.). Related: cicatrical.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper cicatricial in Medicine cicatrix [sĭk′ə-trĭks′, sĭ-kā′trĭks] n. pl. cic•a•tri•ces (sĭk′ə-trī′sēz, sĭ-kā′trĭ-sēz′)
- A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
Related formscic′a•tri′cial (sĭk′ə-trĭsh′əl) null adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.