Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
  2. (noun, shape) a depression scratched or carved into a surface

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Synonyms of Incision

dent, prick, scratch, section, slit, surgical incision

Origin of the word Incision

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. incision (13c.), from L. incisionem (nom. incisio) "a cutting into," noun of action from incidere "to cut in," from from in- "into" + -cidere, comb. form of caedere "to cut" (see concise). more

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Words that sound like Incision

imagine, imagism, immunogen, in common, in some way, in unison, incan, incheon, inchon, income, ingenue, inguen, injun, inosine, insane, insignia, insomnia, ion engine

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