See also: incisión

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French incision, from Late Latin incisio.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

incision (plural incisions)

  1. A cut, especially one made by a scalpel or similar medical tool in the context of surgical operation.
  2. The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First known attestation 1314 in the French translation of Chirurgie by Henri de Mondeville. Learned borrowing from Latin incisio.

NounEdit

incision f (plural incisions)

  1. (medicine, general use) incision