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incision

1. a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
2. any indentation in an incised leaf

incision

[in′sizh·ən]
(medicine)
A cut or wound of the body tissue, as an abdominal incision or a vertical or oblique incision.
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He was evidently engaged in "belting" the tree, and his first incision had been on the side nearest to the water.
We made an incision over the outside of the exterior os sesamoideum pollicis pedis, and thus got at the root of the abductor muscle.
It was by his advice, accordingly, that we made, upon the spot, a profound incision into the tip of the subject's nose, while the Doctor himself, laying violent hands upon it, pulled it into vehement contact with the wire.
During this discourse an incision had been made through the skin of the young hunter’s shoulder, and the lead was laid bare.
It was also noted that 162 (59.3%) of the skin incisions made by surgeons were vertical and 111 (40.7%) were horizontal.
Accessing the steep and flat meridians and planning incision sites and finally using digital marker to help make incisions improve the overall outcome of cataract surgery.
Transumbilical incisions were performed in 35 (33.3%) patients, infraumbilical incision in 36 (34.3%), and supraumbilical incision in 34 (32.4%).
Pfannenstiel incisions are popular because of their obvious cosmetic benefit.
In some cases, open incisions may expose internal organs to direct damage via trauma, dehydration, or interruption of blood supply.
One hundred ninety-six incisions treated with Prevena were compared with a historical control group of four hundred patients that had incisions treated with traditional gauze dressing.
The objective of the present study was to quantify seminiferous propagation of chestnut trees, with and without the performance of incisions, in the selection of rootstocks for the production of chestnut grafted seedlings.
The current study was planned to compare the mean pain scores on second post-operative day in scalpel versus diathermy skin incisions of midline laparotomies.