from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A scar that remains after the development of new tissue over a recovering wound or sore (also used figuratively).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cicatrice or scar.
- n. In conchology, the impression or mark of the muscular or ligamentous attachment in a bivalve shell; the ciborium.
- n. In entomology, a small, roughened, or depressed space on a surface, resembling a scar.
- n. In botany, the mark of attachment of a seed or leaf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
Middle English cicatrice, from Latin cicātrīx, cicātrīc-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)