Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of healing (as a wound) or forming a cicatrice, or the state of being healed, cicatrized, or skinned over. Also spelled cicatrisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The process of forming a cicatrix, or the state of being cicatrized.

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  • noun medicine The process of forming a cicatrix; the state of being cicatrized.

Etymologies

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Compare French cicatrisation.

Examples

  • For Wilke, this “scarification” links beauty with vulnerability and death via such references as numbered tattoos on Holocaust victims and African cicatrization.

    Hannah Wilke.

  • Keloid scarification of women's shoulders and backs, mainly in the makandu design mentioned above, became increasingly less common after the 1930s, as did the most extreme form of cicatrization on the lower abdomen and pubic area, which in some cases produced scars over half an inch in diameter.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Ornamental cicatrization, keloid scars, or ink-based tattoo. tinhlolo (from sing. nhlolo).

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • But when the sores have become clean, and are going on to cicatrization, then by all means the arm is to be bound to the side night and day; and even when the ulcers are completely healed, the arm must still be bound to the side for a long time; for thus more especially will cicatrization take place, and the wide space into which the humerus used to escape will become contracted.

    On The Articulations

  • Note 84: From makandzwa, a term (plural) for ornamental cicatrization scars on a woman's abdomen (see below and chap. 5).

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • And the suppurations will take place more speedily than in the case of wounds treated otherwise; and the pieces of flesh in the wound which have become black and dead, will sooner separate and fall off under this plan of treatment than any other, and the sore will come more quickly to cicatrization when thus treated than otherwise.

    On Fractures

  • Spilett then explained to Cyrus Harding that he thought he ought first of all to stop the hemorrhage, but not close the two wounds, or cause their immediate cicatrization, for there had been internal perforation, and the suppuration must not be allowed to accumulate in the chest.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Spilett then explained to Cyrus Harding that he thought he ought first of all to stop the hemorrhage, but not close the two wounds, or cause their immediate cicatrization, for there had been internal perforation, and the suppuration must not be allowed to accumulate in the chest.

    The Mysterious Island

  • · Check the stage of cicatrization if wound is weeping, has a hematoma, or is infected.

    Chapter 15

  • - Check the stage of cicatrization if wound is weeping, has a hematoma, or is infected.

    Chapter 3

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