Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cicatrix


cicatrix \ˈsi-kə-ˌtriks, sə-ˈkā-triks\ noun: 1. a scar resulting from formation and contraction of fibrous tissue in a wound, 2. a mark resembling a scar especially when caused by the previous attachment of an organ or part (as a leaf)

Etymology: Latin cicatric-, cicatrix

Cicatrix makes me think of cicada.

1 comment:

Henry said...

All of the Romance languages commonly use a very similar word to mean "scar". In Portuguese and in Spanish it's "cicatriz", while in Italian, French and Romanian it is "cicatrice".

It's interesting how such a similar word can be so commonly used in some languages and obscure in others!