Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of incising.
  • n. Medicine A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
  • n. Medicine The scar resulting from such a cut.
  • n. A notch, as in the edge of a leaf.
  • n. The condition or quality of being incisive; incisiveness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cut, especially one made by a scalpel or similar medical tool in the context of surgical operation.
  • n. The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.
  • n. Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of incising, or cutting into a substance
  • n. That which is produced by incising; the separation of the parts of any substance made by a cutting or pointed instrument; a cut; a gash
  • n. Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of incising or cutting into a substance; specifically, the act of cutting into flesh, as for the purpose of bloodletting.
  • n. A division or passage made by cutting; a cut or cutting; a gash.
  • n. Figuratively, trenchancy; incisiveness.
  • n. In botany and entomology, a slit or deep notch resembling a cut.
  • n. In Doric arch., same as hypotrachelium.
  • n. A cutting away; removal, as by an acid or a drug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
  • n. a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Etymologies

From Late Latin incisio. (Wiktionary)

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