Definition of cicatrix in English:


Line breaks: cica|trix
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪkətrɪks
(also cicatrice /ˈsɪkətrɪs/)

noun (plural cicatrices /-ˈtrʌɪsiːz/)

1The scar of a healed wound.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.


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



Pronunciation: /sɪkəˈtrɪʃ(ə)l/
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  • 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).

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