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sec·ond in·ten·tion

(sek'ŏnd in-ten'shŭn)
Delayed closure of two granulating surfaces.
See also: first intention, third intention


(in-ten'chon) [L. intentio, purpose, aim]
1. A natural process of healing.
2. A goal or purpose.

first intention

See: healing by first intention

second intention

See: healing by second intention

third intention

See: healing by third intention
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Surgical removal of the bursa can result in an excellent outcome but is not without risk since wound healing problems such as infection; dehiscence and healing by second intention may result in an unacceptable cosmetic appearance (Honnas et al.
Aquinas illustrates this by arguing that a second intention such as "genus" is based on a concept such as "animal" as compared to a concept such as "man" (p.
To fully appreciate Poinsot's insight on this point it is perhaps best to note how representative being differs in first and second intention.
This confirmation of the relational bonding of knower with the known is maintained by the latter in terms of the origin and function of language, the nature of instrumental and formal signification, and the role of the concept within first and second intention (pp.
Beyond Non-Being: Thomistic Metaphysics on Second Intentions, Ens morale, and Ens artificiale, MATTHEW K.

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