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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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