Definition of Cicatrix

1. Noun. A mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue.

Exact synonyms: Cicatrice, Scar
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Specialized synonyms: Callus, Cheloid, Keloid, Pockmark, Sword-cut, Vaccination
Derivative terms: Cicatrise, Cicatrize, Scar, Scarify



Definition of Cicatrix

1. n. The pellicle which forms over a wound or breach of continuity and completes the process of healing in the latter, and which subsequently contracts and becomes white, forming the scar.

Definition of Cicatrix

1. Noun. A scar that remains after the development of new tissue over a recovering wound or sore. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cicatrix

1. scar tissue [n -TRICES or -TRIXES]

Medical Definition of Cicatrix

1. The formation of new tissue in the process of wound healing. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicatrix

cicatricial conjunctivitis
cicatricial ectropion
cicatricial entropion
cicatricial horn
cicatricle
cicatricles
cicatricotomy
cicatricula
cicatricule
cicatrisation
cicatrise
cicatrised
cicatrising
cicatrisive
cicatrix (current term)
cicatrixes
cicatrizant
cicatrizants
cicatrization
cicatrization atelectasis
cicatrizations
cicatrize
cicatrized
cicatrizes
cicatrizing
cicatrose
cicelies
cicely
cicerone

Literary usage of Cicatrix

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"The cicatrix in muscle is at first almost entirely connective tissue; Fio. ... with the connective tissue of the cicatrix just as they do with the tendons; ..."

2. Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1856)
"In an incised wound, the cicatrix is generally straight and regular ; but it ... On compressing the skin around an old cicatrix, its situation and form are ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"Such irritation may lead to the belief that the cicatrix is very sensitive ; but on examination we find that it has its seat in ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin: for the use of students and by James Nevins Hyde (1888)
"The clinical distinction between keloid and cicatrix rests ... cicatrix is a dense, smooth, whitish or reddish new-formation of the skin, occurring where ..."

5. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin: For the Use of Students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1915)
"A cicatrix is a connective-tissue new-formation of the skin, ... Here there is a tumor-like development of the cicatrix, in the form of a ridge, button, ..."

6. Manual of Diseases of the Ear: Including Those of the Nose and Throat in by Thomas Barr (1896)
"In cases which have pursued a chronic course a well-marked cicatrix is ... A cicatrix in the membrane is dark in colour; its edge is sharply denned, ..."

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