1. [ noun ] a depression scratched or carved into a surface
Synonyms: notch slit prick dent scratch
Related terms: depression score scratch prick indent incise
2. [ noun ] (medicine,surgery) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
Synonyms: surgical_incision section
Related terms: cut laparotomy keratotomy sclerotomy venesection gastromy episiotomy perineotomy orchotomy nephrotomy valvotomy vasosection operation
Similar spelling:   inquisition