noun[mass noun] Medicine
The healing of a wound in which the edges do not meet, and new epithelium must form across granulation tissue: healing by second intention
More example sentences
- Repair options range from healing by second intention to grafting larger areas with skin grafts or flaps.
- Postoperative care is determined by whether the incision is closed primarily, left open to be closed later, or left open to heal by second intention.
Definition of second intention in:
- The US English dictionary