scarification


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scarification

[‚skär·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
The operation of making numerous small, superficial incisions in skin or other tissue.
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Growth performance showed no significant difference between juveniles produced from gametes obtained by thermal shock (NJ and NR half-sib families) and gonad scarification (C1 and B1 half-sib families) during the period day 78-141 postfertilization (Fig.
14 seeds per day was recorded in the pretreatment scarification seeds by soaking seeds in 2% [H.
The patient reported that as he performed the scarification procedure on the anesthetized mouse, a mouse in an adjacent cage distracted him.
Therefore, this study evaluated the effect of different types of scarification methods and the use of gibberellic acid to overcome seed dormancy in the macaw palm.
This suggests that these tools could have been associated with social aspects of prehistoric human behaviour involving medical treatment and marking the body by tattooing and scarification (Kononenko 2011:71; Kononenko and Torrence 2009).
On the programme Grainne also observes even more extreme forms of body modification such as scarification - in which a design is cut directly into the skin.
Wimbrow's question about absorbable sutures makes sense theoretically, scarification does occur with a delayed absorbable suture such as polyglactin 910 or polydiaxanone, even though there are no raw surfaces.
Results are varied, but even acid and mechanical scarification treatments have not promoted better germination for species such as Opuntia rastrera (Mandujano et al.
Branding is one of the most extreme forms of body art and is similar to the practice of scarification - deliberately cutting a pattern deep into the skin to create deep scar tissue.