C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks]
    • /ˈsɪk ə trɪks, sɪˈkeɪ trɪks/
    • /ˈsɪk.ə.trɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks]
    • /ˈsɪk ə trɪks, sɪˈkeɪ trɪks/

Definitions of cicatrix word

  • noun cicatrix the tissue that forms in a wound during healing; scar 3
  • noun cicatrix a scar on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp a leaf 3
  • noun cicatrix the contracted fibrous tissue at the place where a wound has healed; scar 3
  • noun cicatrix the scar left on a stem where a branch, leaf, etc. was once attached 3
  • noun cicatrix the mark left where a wound has healed on a tree or plant 3
  • noun cicatrix hilum (sense 2a) 3

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Origin of cicatrix

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: scar

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Parts of speech for Cicatrix


cicatrix popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cicatrix

noun cicatrix

  • freckle — one of the small, brownish spots on the skin that are caused by deposition of pigment and that increase in number and darken on exposure to sunlight; lentigo.
  • blot — If something is a blot on a person's or thing's reputation, it spoils their reputation.
  • bruise — A bruise is an injury which appears as a purple mark on your body, although the skin is not broken.
  • wart — a small, often hard, abnormal elevation on the skin, usually caused by a papomavirus.
  • blotch — A blotch is a small unpleasant-looking area of colour, for example on someone's skin.

Antonyms for cicatrix

noun cicatrix

  • blank — Something that is blank has nothing on it.
  • clarity — The clarity of something such as a book or argument is its quality of being well explained and easy to understand.
  • cleanliness — Cleanliness is the degree to which people keep themselves and their surroundings clean.
  • perfection — the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
  • advantage — An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.

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