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in·ci·sion

incision

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn sI zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a cut made during surgery.
The surgeon made an incision on her right knee.
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The word incision contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.
cis, cid1, -cide Latin root that means to cut, to kill
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.