(also cicatrice /-ˌtris/)
noun (plural cicatrices /ˌsikəˈtrīsēz, səˈkātrəˌsēz/)
- 1The scar of a healed wound.More 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.More example sentences
- Consequently, the cicatrix displays no growth lines.
late Middle English (as cicatrice): from Latin cicatrix or Old French cicatrice.
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