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Definition of the noun cicatrix

What does cicatrix mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cicatrices / cicatrixes (less preferred form)

  1. a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of cicatrix: cicatrice / scar
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
    • more specific words:
      • callus = bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
      • cheloid / keloid = raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury
      • pockmark = a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease
      • sword-cut = a scar from a cut made by a sword
      • vaccination = the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine

Alternative definition of the noun cicatrix


  1. A scar that remains after the development of new tissue over a recovering wound or sore.


Cicatrix is a record label.

Phrases with cicatrix

  1. Codium Cicatrix
  2. Epicauta cicatrix
  3. species Epicauta cicatrix

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Google previewAn easy and exact method of curing the venereal disease (1748)

in all its different appearances: with an account of its nature, causes, and symptoms : demonstrated ... And likewise a method of curing the scurvy, gleets, whites, &c. Illustrated with curious copper-plates ... by John Profily

Cicatrix is the Scar, or Mark, left upon healing a Wound or Ulcer. Circulation of the Blood is the continual Motion of the Blood from the Heart through the Arteries, and returning back to the Heart through the Veins. Coagulation is such a Change ...

Google previewArchives of Ophthalmology and Otology (1878)

The cicatrix is the less distinct the nearer it comes to the surface of the globe. In and upon the iris are many red blood-discs. The thickness of the iris is 0.125 mm. The ciliary processes are normal. The ciliary muscle is considerably smaller on ...

Google previewPractical treatise on diseases of the urinary and generative organs in both sexes (1858)

by William Acton

The tendency all cicatrices have to contract, in consequence of the peculiar tissue of which they are formed, is well known : but we must remember that, as a cicatrix is a permanent morbid structure, we have no dread of augmentation of the ...

Google previewA complete practice treatise on venerial diseases (1850)

The tendency all cicatrices have to contract, in consequence of the peculiar tissue of which they are formed, is well known ; but we must remember that, as a cicatrix is a permanent lesion, we have to fear no augmentation of the stricture if left ...

Google previewPartha's Fundamentals of Pediatrics (2008)

by A. Parthasarathy

The characteristic cicatrix is the residual cutaneous lesion in a zigzag dermatomal pattern secondary to infection of the sensory nerves. VZV fetopathy is diagnosed with the history of maternal varicella infection with the stigmata seen in the ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

cicatrix is the Latin word for “scar.” This is an example of a classical, polysyllabic word having no real ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac (2010)

by Adele Nozedar

A cicatrix is a scar, but not just any scar. It refers to a very specific incision that is scored onto the body and carries secret symbols pertaining to the person's religious or magical beliefs. A very painful process called scarification leaves these ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

cicatricial scar [L, cicatrix, scar; Gk, eschara, scab], a fibrous scar that remains after a wound has healed. cicatricial stenosis [L, cicatrix, scar; Gk, stenos, narrow, osis, condition] , the narrowing of ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

cicatricial pemphigoid [L, cicatrix, scar; Gk, pemphix, blister or bubble; eidos, form ], a benign, chronic, usually bilateral, subepidermal blistering disease chiefly involving the mucous membranes, especially those of the mouth and eye. It heals ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Cicatrix. Cicatrix is a scar. CID. Abbreviation of COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY (CID). (See SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY.) Cilia. This term covers both the eyelashes, and the microscopic hairlike projections from the cells of ...

Google previewMedical lexicon (1856)

by Robley Dunglison

C/OA TRICE , Cicatrix. CICATRICES OVARIORUM, Stigmata ova- riorum. CICATRIC'ULA.

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Scrabble value of C3I1C3A1T1R1I1X8

The value of this 8-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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