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LESION (through Fr. from Lat. laesio,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 490 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LESION (through Fr. from Lat. laesio, injury, laedere, to hurt), an injury, hurt, damage. In Scots law the term is used of damage suffered by a party in a contract sufficient to enable him to bring an action for setting it aside. In pathology, the chief use, the word is applied to any morbid change in the structure of an organ, whether shown by visible changes or by disturbance of function.
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