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English noun: incision

1. incision (shape) a depression scratched or carved into a surface


Synonymsdent, prick, scratch, slit


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint


Narrower (hyponym)score, scotch

2. incision (act) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)


Synonymssection, surgical incision


Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting


Narrower (hyponym)gastromy, laparotomy, nephrotomy, orchotomy, perineotomy, phlebotomy, sclerotomy, thoracotomy, valvotomy, valvulotomy, vasosection, vasotomy, venesection


Part meronymoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process









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