Definition of Laceration

1. Noun. A torn ragged wound.

Generic synonyms: Lesion, Wound
Derivative terms: Lacerate

2. Noun. The act of lacerating.
Generic synonyms: Tear
Derivative terms: Lacerate, Lacerate

Definition of Laceration

1. n. The act of lacerating.

Definition of Laceration

1. Noun. An irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laceration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Laceration

1. 1. The act of tearing. 2. A torn, ragged, mangled wound. Origin: L. Laceratio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Laceration

lacemaking
laceman
lacemen
lacepod
lacer
lacerable
lacerant
lacerate
lacerated
lacerated foramen
lacerater
laceraters
lacerates
lacerating
laceratingly
laceration (current term)
lacerations
lacerative
laceries
lacers
lacert
lacerta
lacertian
lacertid
lacertid lizard
lacertids
lacertilia
lacertilian
lacertilians
lacertiloid

Literary usage of Laceration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1892)
"A laceration of the perineum had taken place, which was closed by one deep suture. ... An instance of direct laceration into the rectum, occurring at labor, ..."

2. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Stanley P. L. Leong (1922)
"She sustained a complete laceration of the perineum at the first delivery, ... The perineum shows a complete laceration; the uterus is large, retroverted, ..."

3. Treatise on the Diseases of Women: For the Use of Students and Practitioners by Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1897)
"Incomplete bilateral laceration. Causation. — laceration of the cervix is usually caused by parturition, either natural or instrumental. ..."

4. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1908)
"bone; for more commonly, however, the seat of laceration is directly opposite, the point of application of violence us indicated by а lacerated scalp wound, ..."

5. The Principles and practice of gynecology: For Students and Practitioners by Emilius Clark Dudley (1904)
"PUERPERAL laceration OF THE CERVIX UTERI. Vague allusions to the subject had appeared from time to time before the publication of Emmet's papers, ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases, Injuries and Malformations of the by Samuel David Gross (1876)
"laceration, or rupture, of the urethra is produced hy two varieties of causes, ... laceration of this canal has occasionally taken place under a violent ..."

7. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1876)
"A NOT infrequent accident is laceration of the eyelids. ... I was called to the case within an hour, and found a laceration beginning on the nasal side of ..."

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