Definition of cicatrix in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsikəˌtriks/
(also cicatrice /-ˌtris/)

noun (plural cicatrices /ˌsikəˈtrīsēz/ /səˈkātrəˌsēz/)

1The scar of a healed wound.
Example sentences
  • The pattern of the scars or cicatrices - imitating a crocodile's ridged scales - on the upper torsos of some older men indicate them as members of the crocodile clan.
  • He made observations regarding initiation cicatrices, the fact that the teeth of male initiands were not removed (unlike tribes on the mainland).
  • You're turning the colour of those chicken-white cicatrices across the skin of your inner wrists.
1.1A scar on the bark of a tree.
Example sentences
  • Consequently, the cicatrix displays no growth lines.
1.2 Botany A mark on a stem left after a leaf or other part has become detached.



Pronunciation: /ˌsikəˈtriSH(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Disorders of alopecia can be divided into those in which the hair follicle is normal and those in which the hair follicle is damaged (e.g., cicatricial alopecia).


Late Middle English (as cicatrice): from Latin cicatrix or Old French cicatrice.

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Syllabification: cic·a·trix

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