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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lesion:

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Definition of the noun lesion

What does lesion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lesions

  1. any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: pathology = any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
    • more specific words:
      • tubercle = a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
      • ulceration / ulcer = a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  2. an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of lesion: wound
    • more generic words: harm / hurt / injury / trauma = any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun lesion


  1. A wound or injury.
  2. An infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part, especially such patch of skin.

Specialised definition of the noun lesion

Glossary of sports

a wound, sore or damage to the body (used to refer to any damage to the body, from the fracture of a bone to a cut on the skin). (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb lesion

What does lesion mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lesioned | lesioning | lesions

  1. [transitive] To wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure.


Lesion: A localized pathological or traumatic structural change, damage, deformity, or discontinuity of tissue, organ, or body part.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lesion

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Google previewTextbook of Oral Medicine (2014)

by Pramod John R, Pramod John

Premalignant Condition Premalignant lesion is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer; e.g., oral submucous fibrosis. leukoplakia Leukoplakia is a white patch that cannot be removed by rubbing or scraping ...

Google previewTurek's Orthopaedics (2005)

Principles and Their Application by Stuart L. Weinstein, Joseph A. Buckwalter

The type 6 lesion is a subacute infection that crosses the physis (Figure 5-5). This classification system excludes the subacute osteomyelitis that begins in the metaphysis and crosses the physis to involve the epiphysis. Acute hematogenous ...

Google previewRehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set (2011)

Expert Consult by Terri M. Skirven, A. Lee Osterman, Jane Fedorczyk, Peter C. Amadio

B, Class 1B lesion is a tear of the TFCC from the distal ulna with or without an ulnar styloid fracture. C, Class 1C lesion is a tear of the TFCC distal attachment to the lunate and triquetrum through the ulnolunate and ulnotriquetral ligaments.

Google previewMedical Record (1918)

by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman

'Usually the lesion is a wet lesion, approaching in its character that of the newer lesion of the opposite side.

Google previewThe Western Osteopath (1922)

A spinal lesion is any defect along the spine, a bone slipped out, muscle con- tractures or a condition causing growth of soft tissue which is capable of interfering with the origination or transmission of nerve impulses. That is what an ...

Google previewThe Physics of Cerebrovascular Diseases (1997)

Biophysical Mechanisms of Development, Diagnosis and Therapy by George J. Hademenos, Tarik F. Massoud

an atherosclerotic lesion is an irregularly distributed mass of calcified fatty deposits that narrow the arterial lumen and...

most obvious of these biophysical changes caused by flow through the stenotic lesion is the reduction of blood flow.

Google previewMaster Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)

The Wrist by Richard H. Gelberman

A class IA lesion is a perforation in the central portion of the TFCC. It is usually located 2 to 3 mm medial to the TFCC's radial attachment. A flap of cartilage may be attached to the medial border. Class IB lesions represent an avulsion of the ...

Google previewThe Wrist (2009)

by Richard H. Gelberman

A class IA lesion is a perforation in the central portion of the TFCC. It is usually located 2 to 3 mm medial to the TFCC's radial attachment. A flap of cartilage may be attached to the medial border. Class IB lesions represent an avulsion of the ...

Google previewFootball Traumatology (2006)

Current Concepts: from Prevention to Treatment by Piero Volpi

lesion is a frequent injury in sport activities, particularly in high-contact sports. ACL functional insufficiency causes an ...

Google previewRobbins and Cotran Review of Pathology (2009)

by Edward C. Klatt, Vinay Kumar

The lesion is a remote cerebral infarction. A large cystic area has resulted from resolution of a liquefactive necrosis after vascular injury in the distribution of the middle cerebral artery. A recent ...

Google previewSleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (2010)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

The typical lesion is a solitary polyp smaller than 3 cm that most commonly is found in the rectum in the setting of chronic...

The primary significance of this lesion is that it must be recognized and distinguished from colloid carcinoma, ...

Google previewCancer of the Skin (2011)

Expert Consult by Eggert Stockfleth

Light-brown structureless area greater than 10% of the periphery of the lesion is a helpful sign in identifying subtle melanomas. (Courtesy of Harold S . Rabinovitz, MD). Figure 36.23 This invasive melanoma has dots and globules ...

Google previewMyocardial Infarction (2012)

Measurement and Intervention by G.S. Wagner

that temporary high-grade or complete stenosis at a point of an atherosclerotic lesion is a mechanism responsible for the acute coronary insufficiency syndrome. Other authors have highlighted the possible effects of aspirin on occlusive ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

esses and abstract thinking; lesion causes concrete thinking. BRODMANN'S AREAS 6 & 8: premotor area; secondary zone; frontal lobes; motor programs are prepared for execution by the primary area (area 4). BRODMANN'S AREAS 6 & 8 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Homonymous hemianopia: Reflects a postchiasmal lesion. It is important to assess whether the vertical meridian of a homonymous hemianopia cuts through the macula (macula splitting), implying a lesion of the optic radiation; or spares the ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2006)

by Bill Roark, Ryan Roark

LESION If a property is sold for less than one-half of its value, the property may ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

lesion Leptothrix racemosa (lep′tō thriks), n a filamentous microorganism, apparently not directly capable of pathogenicity, that may act as a nidus for the formation of dental calculus and its attachment to the tooth structure. Maybe associated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

A B C D E F G Neuronal process Dystrophic ending Degenerating axon Demyelinated axon Reactive astrocyte Nonreactive astrocyte Lesion core Macrophage Fibroblast Axonal sprout Lesion penumbra Basal lamina Figure 1 Cellular and ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

lesion LET of the disorder. Genetic testing may identify sisters of affected boys as carriers of the disease. TREATMENT: Symptomatic treatments include the administration of medications that lower uric acid levels, such as allopurinol, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

The term complex sclerosing lesion is similar but it is used for lesions measuring more than 10 mm (1-3). Pathology On gross examination radial scars are firm lesions, with a pale retracted centre and bands of pale stroma extending radially ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

A chronic cerebral lesion is one that has been in existence beyond what might be considered to be the amount of time required for recovery of lost function. Chronic cerebral lesions, much like acute cerebral lesions, are likely to influence ...

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Quotes about Lesion

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook. (Tommy Manville)
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Scrabble value of L1E1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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