[in-sizh-uh n] /ɪnˈsɪʒ ən/
a cut, gash, or notch.
the act of .
a cutting into, especially for surgical purposes.
the act of incising
a cut, gash, or notch
a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
any indentation in an incised leaf
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)
- Incisional hernia
incisional hernia in·ci·sion·al hernia (ĭn-sĭzh’ə-nəl) n. A hernia occurring through an incision or scar.
- Incision biopsy
incision biopsy n. Removal of only a part of a lesion for gross and microscopic examination.
[in-sahy-siv] /ɪnˈsaɪ sɪv/ adjective 1. penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant: an incisive tone of voice. 2. remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute: an incisive method of summarizing the issue. 3. adapted for cutting or piercing. 4. of or relating to the : the incisive teeth. /ɪnˈsaɪsɪv/ adjective 1. keen, penetrating, or acute 2. biting or […]
- Incisive bone
incisive bone n. The anterior and inner portion of the upper jawbone. Also called intermaxillary bone, premaxillary bone.