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heal·ing by sec·ond in·ten·tion
delayed closure of two granulating surfaces.
heal·ing by sec·ond in·ten·tion(hēl'ing sek'ŏnd in-ten'shŭn)
1. A healing by second intention with adhesion of granulating surfaces. See: healing
2. Operative correction of nonunion of a fracture.
See also: union