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Definition of the noun laceration

What does laceration mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lacerations

  1. a torn ragged wound
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: lesion / wound = an injury to living tissue
  2. the act of lacerating
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: tear = the act of tearing

Alternative definition of the noun laceration


  1. An irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue.

Definition of the noun laceration for high school students

    a cut, tear
    • example: Because he fell off his bike into a rosebush, the paperboy's skin was covered with lacerations.

The noun laceration is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Specialised definition of the noun laceration

Glossary of sports

a deep and jagged cut in the flesh (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Laceration is a musical group.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Laceration

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Google previewA Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of scientific and practical medicine and allied science (1904)

A partial laceration is a tear of the mucous membrane and muscular substance which does not extend to the vaginal surface except at the external os. A complete...

Bilateral laceration is the most common form, where the cervix is divided to a ...

Google previewMaster the EMT-Basic Certification Exam: Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses (2011)

Part II of IV by Peterson's

A laceration is a cut that may have jagged edges or a fine, smooth edge. A laceration is a common injury that the EMT-Basic may encounter. Treatment of the patient with an isolated laceration would include direct pressure and elevation of the ...

Google previewFirst Responder Handbook (2003)

Fire Service Edition by Andrea A. Walter, Marty L. Rutledge, Christopher N. Edgar

Figure 12-10 A laceration is a rip or tear in the skin. Figure 12-12 An occlusive dressing on a chest wound is ...

Google previewColor Atlas of the Autopsy (2003)

by Scott A. Wagner

For example, a laceration is the tearing or splitting of tissue ...

Google previewRobbins and Cotran Review of Pathology (2014)

by Edward C. Klatt, Vinay Kumar

A laceration is an irregular tear in ...

Google previewQuick & Easy Medical Terminology (2014)

by Peggy C. Leonard

A laceration is a torn, jagged wound, whereas an incision is a smooth-edged wound produced by a sharp instrument. Surgical incisions generally heal faster than other wounds because they are performed under a+sept+ic conditions, and ...

Google previewBaran and Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management (2012)

by Robert Baran, David A. R. de Berker, Mark Holzberg, Luc Thomas

A simple laceration is the most common injury (36%), followed by the stellate laceration (27%), crush (22%) and avulsion (15%) in decreasing frequency. Fifty percent of injuries of the nail bed also have a fracture of the distal phalanx and/or ...

Google previewEquine Reproduction (2011)

by Angus O. McKinnon, Edward L. Squires, Wendy E. Vaala, Dickson D. Varner

Cervical laceration is a well-recognized cause of infertility in the mare and usually occurs at parturition. The cervix functions as the final and most craniad barrier to ascending infection, and separates the uterus from the vagina.

Google previewEssential Surgery E-Book (2013)

Problems, Diagnosis and Management: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access by Clive R. G. Quick, Joanna B Reed, Simon J.F. Harper, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Philip J. Deakin

Laceration is the most common. Completely severed arteries contract, limiting haemorrhage, but partially transsected arteries continue bleeding. Veins are unlikely to retract. Blunt trauma causes crushing, stretching or shearing injures to ...

Google previewEpicardial Interventions in Electrophysiology, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics (2010)

by Kalyanam Shivkumar, Noel Boyle

Care must be taken to use a stiff introducer wire, to upsize the dilators gradually, and to avoid forcing the introducer into the pericardium, because right ventricular or coronary arterial laceration is a possible complication of insertion of a large, ...

Google previewThe London Lancet (1844)

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Physiology, Surgery, Chemistry, Criticism, Literature and News

of midwifery practice has taught him that extensive laceration is a very rare accident when proper attention is paid to parturtion.

Google previewPrepper's Long-Term Survival Guide (2014)

Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living by Jim Cobb

TreaTing a laCeraTion A laceration is a cut in the ...

Google previewCrisis Management in Anesthesiology E-Book (2014)

by David M. Gaba, Kevin J. Fish, Steven K. Howard, Amanda Burden

DEFINITION A cardiac laceration is an inadvertent incision into the right atrium, right ventricle, great vessels, or vein graft(s) during sternotomy or resulting from other traumatic injury ETIOLOGY Adhesion of scar tissue and/or myocardial tissue ...

Google previewGrainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology E-Book (2014)

by Andy Adam, Adrian K. Dixon, Jonathan H Gillard, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Ronald G. Grainger, David J. Allison

Pulmonary laceration is a more severe injury, which results from compression, shearing or penetration. The lung tissue undergoes elastic recoil, creating a space, which can fill with air, creating a pneumatocele or with blood, creating a ...

Google previewThe Lancet (1844)

have occurred at the above hospital, apparently in a short lapse of time, and states that many years' experience of midwifery practice has taught him that extensive laceration is a very rare accident when proper attention is paid to parturition.

Google previewFrontiers in Head and Neck Trauma (1998)

Clinical and Biomechanical by Narayan Yoganandan

A scalp laceration is the result of a mechanical action (cutting or tearing) that separates formerly contiguous pieces of scalp. A skull fracture will occur when the skull bone bends more than it is capable of doing without breaking. A brain ...

Google previewForensic Nursing Science (2010)

by Virginia A. Lynch, Janet Barber Duval

Laceration is a term that is widely misunderstood and misused. Lacerations result from blunt injuries and may be contaminated with foreign material or contain trace evidence. Lacerations of soft tissue, brought about by contact with angular ...

Google previewGenitourinary Imaging (2015)

The Requisites by Ronald J. Zagoria, Raymond B. Dyer, Christopher Brady

Renal laceration refers to a rent in the renal parenchyma, which often leads to formation of a perirenal hematoma. On imaging studies, the hallmark of renal laceration is a defect in the renal parenchyma. Deeper lacerations may extend into the ...

Google previewIntroduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (2013)

by Gloria Leifer

A laceration is an uncontrolled tear of the tissues that results in a jagged wound. Lacerations of the perineum and episiotomy incisions are treated similarly. Perineal lacerations and often episiotomies are described by the amount of tissue ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

Representational attributes Representation class: Code Data type: Number Format: N Maximum character length: 1 Permissible values: Value Meaning 1 Intact 2 1st degree laceration/vaginal graze 3 2nd degree laceration 4 3rd degree ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Laceration Tearing of tissues with ragged irregular margins and surrounding contusion. first degree obstetric Laceration of perineum involving the fourchette, ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Having suffered a laceration. Laceration. An untidy wound produced by tearing of the tissues, as opposed to a neatly incised or puncture wound. Lacombe. Pig. A lopeared pig from Alberta, Canada. It is a white mediumsized pig ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery (1907)

Traumatic Hemorrhage Traumatic haemorrhage is the term applied to haemorrhage due to laceration of any part of the genital tract, the result of direct or indirect violence. Bleeding due to rupture of the uterus is not, however, included under ...

Google previewHorseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated (2005)

by Equine Research

A laceration above the eye. The torn . 16–58. A laceration above the eye.

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Medicine (1859)

Comprising General Pathology, the Nature and Treatment of Diseases ... with Numerous Prescriptions ... a Classification of Diseases ... a Copious Bibliography, with References; and an Appendix of Approved Formulae ... by James Copland

Rap1ch and partial laceration oflhc stomach may follow sooner or later ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedia of Surgery (1895)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

SANGER'S OPERATION APPLIED 'ro DEEP PERINEAL LACERATION. With the patient lying in the exaggerated lithotomy posture, and prepared for operation as already mentioned, a hand is placed upon each gluteal prominence to retract ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

laceration A wound caused by the tearing of body tissues, as distinguished from a cut or incision. External lacerations may be small or large and may be caused in many ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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