- When you get your hand caught on a nail and cut yourself so deeply you need stitches, this is an example of a laceration.
- When a surgeon uses his scalpel to slice you open, this is an example of laceration.
The definition of a laceration is a deep cut or jagged wound, or the act of making a tear.
- the act or an instance of lacerating
- the result of lacerating; jagged tear or wound
Origin of lacerationClassical Latin laceratio
A jagged wound or cut.
- An irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue.
- The doctor sewed up the laceration in his arm.