Incision



[in-sizh-uh n] /ɪnˈsɪʒ ən/

noun
1.
a cut, gash, or notch.
2.
the act of .
3.
a cutting into, especially for surgical purposes.
4.
; keenness.
/ɪnˈsɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of incising
2.
a cut, gash, or notch
3.
a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
4.
any indentation in an incised leaf
5.
(rare) incisiveness
n.

late 14c., “a cutting made in surgery,” from Old French incision (13c.) and directly from Latin incisionem (nominative incisio) “a cutting into,” noun of action from past participle stem of incidere “to cut in,” from in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + -cidere, comb. form of caedere “to cut” (see -cide). Meaning “act of cutting into” is from early 15c.

incision in·ci·sion (ĭn-sĭzh’ən)
n.

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