cic·a·trix (sĭkə-trĭks′, sĭ-kātrĭks)
n. pl. cic·a·tri·ces (sĭk′ə-trīsēz, sĭ-kātrĭ-sēz′)
A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
[Middle English cicatrice, from Latin cicātrīx, cicātrīc-.]
cic′a·tricial (sĭk′ə-trĭshəl), ci·catri·cose′ (sĭ-kătrĭ-kōs′) adj.
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