cicatrix , pl. cicatrices (sik´a-triks, si-ka´triks; sik-a-trI´sez)

A scar. [L.]
brain c. a scarring of the brain resulting from injury (reactive gliosis), characterized by proliferation of mesodermal (vascular) and ectodermal (glial) elements. See also isomorphous gliosis.
filtering c. a c. through which fluid may seep; denoting especially a form of c. produced by an operation for glaucoma, through which there is subconjunctival drainage of aqueous humor.
meningocerebral c. scarring and adhesions involving contiguous brain and meninges; typically caused by head injury.
vicious c. a c. that by its contraction causes a deformity.


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