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Meaning of LESION

Pronunciation:  'leezhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part
  2. [n]  any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision

LESION is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: wound
 See Also: abrasion, bite, cut, excoriation, gash, harm, hurt, injury, laceration, pathology, raw wound, scrape, scratch, slash, slice, stigmata, trauma, tubercle, ulcer, ulceration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Le"sion\ (l[=e]"zh[u^]n), n. [F. l['e]sion, L. laesio,
fr. laedere, laesum, to hurt, injure.]
A hurt; an injury. Specifically:
(a) (Civil Law) Loss sustained from failure to fulfill a
    bargain or contract. --Burrill.
(b) (Med.) Any morbid change in the exercise of functions or
    the texture of organs. --Dunglison.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: an injury or wound.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A part of a tissue which has been structurally changed due to disease, usually including a fissure or small wound.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abrasion, abscess, ache, aching, aposteme, bed sore, blain, bleb, blemish, blister, blow, boil, break, bubo, bulla, bunion, burn, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chafe, chancre, chancroid, check, chilblain, chip, cold sore, concussion, crack, crackle, cramp, craze, cut, distress, dolor, eschar, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flash burn, fracture, fray, frazzle, furuncle, furunculus, gall, gash, gathering, grief, gumboil, hemorrhoids, hurt, incision, injury, kibe, laceration, mortal wound, mutilation, nasty blow, pain, pang, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, passion, petechia, piles, pimple, pock, polyp, puncture, pustule, rent, rip, rising, run, rupture, scab, scald, scorch, scrape, scratch, scuff, second-degree burn, shock, slash, soft chancre, sore, sore spot, spasm, stab, stab wound, stigma, stress, stress of life, stroke, sty, suffering, suppuration, swelling, tear, tender spot, third-degree burn, throes, trauma, tubercle, ulcer, ulceration, wale, welt, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench