• WordNet 3.6
    • n incision the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    • n incision a depression scratched or carved into a surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incision Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.
    • Incision (Med) That which is produced by incising; the separation of the parts of any substance made by a cutting or pointed instrument; a cut; a gash;
    • Incision (Med) The act of incising, or cutting into a substance;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incision The act of incising or cutting into a substance; specifically, the act of cutting into flesh, as for the purpose of bloodletting.
    • n incision A division or passage made by cutting; a cut or cutting; a gash.
    • n incision Figuratively, trenchancy; incisiveness.
    • n incision In botany and entomology, a slit or deep notch resembling a cut.
    • n incision In Doric arch., same as hypotrachelium. Sometimes, especially in provincial examples, the incision is repeated to emphasize the separation of the shaft and capital. See cut under hypotrachelium.
    • n incision A cutting away; removal, as by an acid or a drug.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Incision the act of cutting into a substance: a cut: a gash
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incisio,: cf. F. incision,. See Incise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. inciser—L. incīdĕre, incisumin, into, cædĕre, to cut.


In literature:

She spoke incisively and her voice was deep and resonant.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
It exudes in the form of red juice from incisions in the bark.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Free incisions into all portions of the inflamed tissues, and the thorough kneading into these incisions of a fifteen per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
The little woman was so combative and incisive that this always seemed a necessary precaution on the part of that gentleman.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
She talks awhile in her kindly, incisive way.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Make an incision through the thickest part, a little way from the smaller end.
"Carving and Serving" by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln
Every detail of his personality expressed a mind that did its own thinking swiftly and incisively.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
On the pilasters is incised a pattern of circles and V-shaped signs.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
The young trees are cut with a knife, and from the incisions made in the bark a milk-like juice comes out.
"Topsy-Turvy Land" by Samuel M. Zwemer
When he spoke again it was with the conscious incisiveness of a drunken man trying hard to control his speech.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair

In poetry:

Why the groove?
Why the lovely, bivalve roundnesses?
Why the ripple down the sphere?
Why the suggestion of incision?
"Peach" by D H Lawrence
One is incisive, corrosive:
Two retorts, nettled, curt, crepitant;
Three makes rejoinder, expansive, explosive;
Four overbears them all, strident and strepitant,
Five… O Danaides, O Sieve!
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
My world is pyramid. The padded mummer
Weeps on the desert ochre and the salt
Incising summer.
My Egypt's armour buckling in its sheet,
I scrape through resin to a starry bone
And a blood parhelion.
"My World Is Pyramid" by Dylan Thomas
Fond man, that canst believe her blood
Will from those purple channels flow;
Or that the pure untainted flood
Can any foul distemper know;
Or that thy weak steel can incise
The crystal case wherein it lies:
"Celia Bleeding, To the Surgeon" by Thomas Carew

In news:

A PPRCT graft was collected from the palate by performing a palatal incision 2 mm from the incisal margin of teeth Nos.
Then, a cross palate perpendicular incision was done to accommodate the mesiodistal dimension of the socket (Figures 13 and 14).
Ted Rall is an excellent, incisive cartoonist, but he reveals himself to be a shoddy excuse for a person.
Heartburn & Acid Reflux : Study Finds No Incision Surgery Proving Beneficial.
Surgery without incisions for chronic heartburn, reflux first in county.
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, or TIF, is a procedure that leaves no visible scarring and has no risk of an infection from an incision.
The incision left an ugly scar.
Mary's of Michigan neurosurgeon Gerald Schell is performing minimally-invasive spinal fusion surgeries that require just two tiny incisions.
There's definitely an incisively funny movie to be made about the insanity of political elections.
The INSORB® 1 Single User Forceps is a proprietary medical device that allows a single clinician to close a surgical incision with the INSORB 20 Subcuticular Skin Stapler entirely by themselves.
The device has been designed to close the puncture or incision site directly or using the sheath to access the arterial wound.
Meet 'Shrek,' a doctor who insists on surgery in every case—and has a surgical-incision infection rate of 20.
LASIK surgery promised to free me of the glasses I'd worn since childhood—but I'd have to have a tiny incision in each cornea.
The incised legend "Coroner" above a nearby doorway in Whitby in northern England reveals a grittier seaside truth.
Mom makes the incision and immediately heavy, flowing green mucus pours out onto my arm before oozing to the floor.

In science:

Leonid Polterovich for arousing my interest in quasi-states, and for his suggestions, incisive comments and advice.
Quasi-states and the Poisson bracket on surfaces
As in [BW], we need to perform an incision in the frequency space, in order that inside any Λ(N ) ∈ E R(N ), there are at most N 1− pair-wise disjoint bad elementary regions at scale N0 , where N 1− means N a (0 < a < 1).
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
We make separate incisions in the probability space and the frequency space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
We first make incisions in the probability space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
Given two elementary regions Λ1 (N ′ ), Λ2 (N ′ ), we say that they are convex-disjoint if their convex envelops are disjoint. (This is in order that we have (4.23-4.25) at our disposal.) To control the number of bad elementary regions at scale N0 , we now make additional incisions in the frequency space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations