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1. a cut or a wound made by a sharp instrument.
2. the act of cutting.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the body parts, usually made with a knife.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
a. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
b. The scar resulting from such a cut.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
incisionSurgery A cut in the body during surgery. See Fishmouth incision, Kerr incision, Kronig-Selheim incision, Lazy-S incision, Mercedes-Benz incision, Pfannenstiel incision.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the soft parts made with a knife.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
incisionA surgical cut made to achieve access or to allow discharge of unwanted material such as pus. The placement of surgical incisions is often a matter for judgement involving considerations of subsequent wound strength as well as good access.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the body parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012