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lacerated

[′las·ə‚rād·əd]
(biology)
Having a deeply and irregularly incised margin or apex.
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She had only a bruise or two about her - nothing for a tramp - but the backs of her hands were lacerated, and the question was, was it with finger-nails?
Just in front of the lion the boy placed the butt of his spear upon the ground, gave a mighty spring, and, before the bewildered beast could guess the trick that had been played upon him, sailed over the lion's head into the rending embrace of the thorn tree--safe but lacerated.
As the Inquisition rarely allowed its victims to be seen with their limbs distorted and their flesh lacerated by torture, so madness is always concealed in its cell, from whence, should it depart, it is conveyed to some gloomy hospital, where the doctor has no thought for man or mind in the mutilated being the jailer delivers to him.
It seemed as if Buckingham's departure had shed a balm on the lacerated hearts of the previous evening.
Mr Buchan, who was 48 at the time, was found to have a fractured skull, brain injury, lacerated spleen, two lumbar spine fractures, two collapsed lungs and extensive fractures to both legs and forearms.
In the accident on Friday, the boy suffered an exposed fracture on his right leg while his mother lacerated her left knee, broke her right hand and suffered a concussion.
The crash left her with a lacerated kidney, extraperitoneal bladder rupture, a broken leg that required surgery to insert a steel rod and fractured sacral bones.
Neil Ruth, a tech entrepreneur, suffered from a bleed on the brain, blood clots, a lacerated ear and other painful injuries following the violent attack.
Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world, called for the resumption of dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians to "undertake a journey of peace that can put an end to a conflict that for over 70 years has lacerated the land chosen by the Lord to show his face of love."
OSHA inspectors determined that an operating sweep auger lacerated an employee's leg as he attempted to remove corn from inside a grain bin at the Clearwater, Nebraska, dairy.
No one died; but one was injured namely Michael Penaflor, 40, whose middle finger got lacerated.
IRELAND won't be facing All Blacks prop Joe Moody on Saturday week after he suffered a lacerated eyelid in a training ground accident in London on Tuesday.