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scarification

 [skar″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
production in the skin of many small superficial scratches or punctures, as for introduction of vaccine. Erroneously used to mean scarring.

scar·i·fi·ca·tion

(skar'i-fi-kā'shŭn),
The making of a number of superficial incisions in the skin.
[L. scarifico, to scratch, fr. G. skariphos, a style for sketching]

scar·i·fi·ca·tion

(skahr'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
The making of a number of superficial incisions in the skin.
[L. scarifico, to scratch, fr. G. skariphos, a style for sketching]

scarification

An obsolete operation in which numerous small cuts were made in the skin so as to increase the blood flow in the underlying tissues.