A cicatrice is a scar, the mark left on your skin when a cut, scrape, or burn has started to heal. If you wipe out on your bike you might end up, weeks later, with a cicatrice on your knee.

It's much more common to use the word scar, but you can also use cicatrice, or cicatrix, as it's also spelled. Often a cicatrice will fade over time, as the initial wound completes the healing process, but sometimes a cicatrice can stick around for the rest of your life as a reminder of your youthful skateboard adventures. Cicatrice comes from the Latin cicatrix, "scar."

Definitions of cicatrice

n a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

cicatrix, scar
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bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
cheloid, keloid
raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease
a scar from a cut made by a sword
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
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(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease