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cĭcātrix, īcis, f., a scar, cicatrice (freq. and class.).

I. Prop., Ter. Eun. 3, 2, 29; Cic. Phil. 7, 6, 17; Quint. 5, 9, 5; 6, 1, 21; 6, 3, 100; Suet. Aug. 65 al.; Hor. S. 1, 5, 60; id. C. 1, 35, 33; Ov. M. 12, 444; id. R. Am. 623 al.: cicatrices adversae, wounds in front (therefore honorable), Cic. de Or. 2, 28, 124; Sall. H. 1, 55 Dietsch: aversa, on the back, Gell. 2, 11, 2; cf.: cicatrices adverso corpore, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 1, 3; Sall. J. 85, 29; Liv. 2, 23, 4: cicatricem inducere, Cels. 7, 28: contrahere, Plin. 12, 17, 38, 77: reducere ad colorem, id. 28, 18, 76, 245: ducere, to cicatrize, Liv. 29, 32, 12: emendare, Plin. 20, 13, 51, 142: tollere, id. 24, 6, 14, 23 et saep.; cf. also II.—

B. Transf. to plants, a mark of incision, Verg. G. 2, 379; Plin. 16, 12, 23, 60; 17, 24, 37, 235; Quint. 2, 4, 11. —Of the marks of tools on a statue, Plin. 34, 8, 19, 63.—

2. Humorously, of the seam of a patched shoe, Juv. 3, 151.—

II. Trop.: refricare obductam jam rei publicae cicatricem, to open a wound afresh, Cic. Agr. 3, 2, 4; cf. id. Tusc. 3, 22, 54; Ov. Tr. 3, 11, 66; Sen. Ira, 1, 16, 7 al.; Petr. 113, 8.