Definition of Scarification

1. n. The act of scarifying.



Definition of Scarification

1. Noun. the act of scarifying - of raking the ground harshly to remove weeds etc ¹

2. Noun. a medieval form of penance in which the skin was damaged with a knife or hot iron ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scarification

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Medical Definition of Scarification

1. The making of a number of superficial incisions in the skin. Origin: L. Scarifico, to scratch, fr. G. Skariphos, a style for sketching (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Scarification

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"A short time after the last scarification the woman was seized with so severe ... The author concludes from this experience that scarification of the cervix ..."

2. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"After multiple linear scarification, as advised by Vidal, ... scarification was again practiced, but the collodion was enforced with tincture of iodine : R ..."

3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"scarification. scarification consists in making multiple incisions into the tissues for the relief of local congestion or tension. ..."

4. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"scarification. scarification consists in making multiple incisions into the tissues for the relief of local congestion or tension. ..."

5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1915)
"scarification scarification consists in making multiple incisions into the tissues for the relief of local congestion or tension. ..."

6. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"scarification WOUNDS. The best example of the changes in tissues during the process of wound healing is found in the cicatrization of scarification wounds. ..."

7. An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language by Franciscans, St. Michaels, Ariz (1910)
".scarification. scarification is practiced by so-called bean shooters in extracting stones, pebbles, and the like, which, presumably, have been injected by ..."

8. Differential diagnosis and treatment of disease by Augustus Caillé (1905)
"LONGITUDINAL scarification FOB (EUF.MA. toe end cut off, is first put on and the bandage is evenly applied, without much stretching, from the toes to the ..."

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