Lesion and Open-Wound

Lesion

A lesion is any abnormality in the tissue of an organism (in layman's terms, "damage"), usually caused by disease or trauma.

lesion n 1: any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part 2: any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision [syn: {wound}]

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "lesion": 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

Lesion \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. [1913 Webster]

Open-Wound

A wound is a type of injury in which skin is torn, cut, or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound).

Additional data for open-wound may be on the way.

Data Sources:

  • lesion: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • lesion: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • lesion: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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