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Definition of the noun Scarification

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noun - plural: scarifications

  1. the act of scarifying - of raking the ground harshly to remove weeds etc
  2. a medieval form of penance in which the skin was damaged with a knife or hot iron


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  1. Scarification: Scarifying involves scratching, etching, burning / branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification. In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting or branding the skin by varying methods, to purposely influence wound healing to scar more and not scar less. Scarification is sometimes called cicatrization.
  2. Scarification in botany involves cutting the seed coat using abrasion, thermal stress, or chemicals to encourage germination. The seeds of many plant species are often impervious to water and gases, thus preventing or delaying germination. Any process of breaking, scratching, or altering the testa, seed coat, through chemical or thermal methods to make it permeable to water and gases is known as scarification.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Body Adornment (2007)

by Margo DeMello

Scarification refers to the practice of slicing the skin in order to create scars, which are typically joined together into decorative patterns. Also known as cicatrisation, scarification is an analogous practice to tattooing, in that both mark individuals ...

Google previewA Compend of diseases of the skin,. (1913)

by Jay Frank Schamberg

Scarification is a most useful measure, particularly in diffuse superficial patches. Numerous parallel incisions, crossed at right angles by others, are made through the skin by GCMRIG »SON Fig. 89. — Multiple Scarifier. means of a sharp ...

Google previewThe American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1882)

Scarification is a potent measure for the relief of a chronic metritis; in the acute stages, Whether puerperal or not, it is also of value. 2d. Local abstraction of blood is almost always indicated; general rarely. 3d. Direct abstraction from the cervix ...

Google previewVenomous Reptiles and Their Toxins (2015)

Evolution, Pathophysiology, and Biodiscovery by Bryan Fry

It is an intuitive measure and has been favored in many different places; scarification is a common treatment in indigenous cultures, ...

Google previewCelebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes] (2016)

by Victoria Williams Ph.D.

“Crocodile Scarification Is an Ancient Initiation Practised by the Chambri Tribe of Papua New Guinea.”, August ...

Google previewLuba (1997)

by Mary Nooter Roberts, Allen F. Roberts

Scarification is a memory device that can be read like a lukasa. Although many young women today consider scarification to be old-fashioned, women a generation ago were considered unfit for marriage without it. In the past, scarification was ...

Google previewCricket Grounds (1991)

The Evolution, Maintenance and Construction of Natural Turf Cricket Tables and Outfields by Roger D. C. Evans

Deep aeration work is probably more important in the process of eliminating established thatch layers although scarification is a useful supplementary operation for tearing out the upper surface of a heavy accumulation of thatch. Scarifiers ...

Google previewBurkina Faso (2006)

The Bradt Travel Guide by Katrina Manson, James Knight

Even after Moro Naba Dulugu was SCARIFICATION For the Mossi, scarification is a kind of antiquated People 37.

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of the Body (2008)

by Victoria Pitts-Taylor

Typically, scarification is more effective than tattooing upon skin with darker pigmentation. This has to do with a tendency of darker skin to form keloids or hypertro- phied scars more easily than skin with little pigmentation. Scarification is often ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of the Body [2 volumes] (2008)

by Victoria Pitts-Taylor

Typically, scarification is more effective than tattooing upon skin with darker pigmentation. This has to do with a tendency of darker skin to form keloids or hypertrophied scars more easily than skin with little pigmentation. Scarification is often ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

guagua niaoo hexagonal design for facial scarification guana hati hat ...

Google previewAn Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language (1910)

SCARIFICATION. Scarification is practiced by so-called bean shooters in extracting stones, pebbles, and the like, which, presumably, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forest Sciences (2004)

by Julian Evans, John A. Youngquist

Acacia seeds can be stored for long periods, although they usually need scarification before they will germinate. Scarification may occur naturally by passage through animal guts, which has been promoted as a means of obtaining seed for ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

by Robley Dunglison

Amychc, Excoriation, Scarification. Amydriasis, Mydriasis. Amygdala, Tonsil. Amygdale, Tonsil. Amygdala; placenta. See Amygdala. Amygdalatutn, Emulsio Amygdala;. Amygdalitis, Cynanche tonsillaris. Amygdalus. See Amygdala. Amygmos ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Scarification can also be used. 7. Anjana (external stye-hordeolum cyst): Small soft, coppery pimples on the eyelid, with burning, pricking, and slight pain. It is treated by excision. After fomentation, a spontaneous bursting may occur.

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Small photo of TORIT, SOUTH SUDAN-FEBRUARY 21 2013: Unidentified man with tribal scarification in the town of Torit, South SudanSmall photo of LILIIR, SOUTH SUDAN- DECEMBER 4 2010: Unidentified Dinka woman with tribal scarification in South SudanSmall photo of LILIIR, SOUTH SUDAN-DECEMBER 4, 2010: An unidentified Dinka tribeswoman has scarification on her forehead.Small photo of MANGALLA, SOUTH SUDAN-JUNE 22 2012: Unidentified Dinka woman with tribal scarification in South SudanSmall photo of MANGALLA, SOUTH SUDAN-JUNE 22 2012: Unidentified South Sudanese woman with prominent head scarification near the village of Mangalla, South SudanSmall photo of Scarification with razor blade, Suri, EthiopiaSmall photo of Traditional scarification typical for the Mursi tribe in Ethiopia More...

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