Healing-by-first-intention



noun, Surgery, Medicine/Medical.
1.
See under (def 6).
[in-ten-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
2.
the end or object intended; purpose.
3.
intentions.

4.
the act or fact of intending.
5.
Logic.

6.
Surgery, Medicine/Medical. a manner or process of healing, as in the healing of a lesion or fracture without granulation (healing by first intention) or the healing of a wound by granulation after suppuration (healing by second intention)
7.
meaning or significance:
The intention of his words was clear.
8.
the person or thing meant to benefit from a prayer or religious offering.
9.
Archaic. .
/ɪnˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
a purpose or goal; aim: it is his intention to reform
2.
(law) the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences
3.
(med) a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue
4.
(usually pl) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)
5.
an archaic word for meaning, intentness
n.

mid-14c., from Old French entencion “stretching, intensity, will, thought” (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) “a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention,” noun of action from intendere “to turn one’s attention,” literally “to stretch out” (see intend).

healing by first intention n.
Healing by fibrous adhesion, without suppuration or formation of granulation tissue. Also called primary adhesion, primary union.

intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn’shən)
n.

in·ten’tion·al adj.

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