pl. cic·a·tri′ces· or cica′trix·es·
- Med. the contracted fibrous tissue at the place where a wound has healed; scar
- the scar left on a stem where a branch, leaf, etc. was once attached
- the mark left where a wound has healed on a tree or plant
- hilum (sense 2a)
Origin of cicatrixMiddle English cicatrice ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin cicatrix, a scar
A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
Origin of cicatrixMiddle English cicatrice, from Latin cicatr&imacron;x, cicatr&imacron;c-.
- cic′a·tri′cial , ci·cat′ri·cose′