Definition of incision noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪʒn//
[countable, uncountable] Operations
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a sharp cut made in something, particularly during a medical operation; the act of making a cut in something Make a small incision below the ribs. See related entries: Operations Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin incisio(n-), from Latin incidere ‘cut into’, from in- ‘into’ + caedere ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incision