HyperDic: incision

English > 2 senses of the word incision:
NOUNshapeincision, scratch, prick, slit, denta depression scratched or carved into a surface
actincision, section, surgical incisionthe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
incision > pronunciation
Soundsihnsih'zhahn
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English > incision: 2 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA depression scratched or carved into a surface.
Synonymsscratch, prick, slit, dent
Narrowerscore, scotchA slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Broaderdepression, impression, imprintA concavity in a surface produced by pressing
Spanisharañazo, incisión, mella, muesca
Catalanincissió, rascada
Adjectivesincisivesuitable for cutting or piercing
Verbsincisemake an incision / incision into by carving or cutting
English > incision: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
Synonymssection, surgical incision
Part ofoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Narrowergastromysurgical incision into the stomach
laparotomysurgical incision into the abdominal wall
nephrotomyincision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
orchotomysurgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
perineotomysurgical incision into the perineum
sclerotomysurgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
thoracotomysurgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
valvotomy, valvulotomyincision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
vasotomy, vasosectionsurgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
venesection, phlebotomysurgical incision into a vein
Broadercut, cuttingThe act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
Spanishincisión
Catalanincisió
Adjectivesincisivesuitable for cutting or piercing
Verbsincisemake an incision / incision into by carving or cutting

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