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in·ci·sion / inˈsizhən/ • n. a surgical cut made in skin or flesh: an abdominal incision. ∎  a mark or decoration cut into a surface: a block of marble delicately decorated with incisions. ∎  the action or process of cutting into something: the method is associated with less blood loss during incision. DERIVATIVES: in·ci·sion·al / -zhənl/ adj.

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incision (in-si zh-ŏn) n.
1. the surgical cutting of soft tissues, such as skin or muscle, with a knife or scalpel. bladder neck i. incision through the bladder neck and prostate to relieve lower urinary tract symptoms.

2. the cut so made.