Definition of cicatrix in English:


(also cicatrice)

Pronunciation /ˈsikəˌtriks/ /ˈsɪkəˌtrɪks/

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  • 1The scar of a healed wound.

    ‘The pattern of the scars or cicatrices - imitating a crocodile's ridged scales - on the upper torsos of some older men indicate them as members of the crocodile clan.’
    • ‘He made observations regarding initiation cicatrices, the fact that the teeth of male initiands were not removed (unlike tribes on the mainland).’
    • ‘You're turning the colour of those chicken-white cicatrices across the skin of your inner wrists.’
    • ‘It was when he reached high that I saw the scar, a deep, ragged cicatrix from above the elbow to the wrist.’
    • ‘He remembers how his father, a farmer, bore his own scars, a mesh of cicatrices across his shoulder blades.’
    welt, wound, lesion, swelling
    1. 1.1A scar on the bark of a tree.
      • ‘Consequently, the cicatrix displays no growth lines.’
    2. 1.2Botany A mark on a stem left after a leaf or other part has become detached.


Late Middle English (as cicatrice): from Latin cicatrix or Old French cicatrice.