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suture

su·ture

suture

 
 
pronunciation:
su chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of surgically joining or sewing together the edges of a wound, incision, or the like.
The surgeon took special care with his suture of the wound.
definition 2: a stitch or fastener employed in this act.
definition 3: the thread, fiber, wire, or the like that is used to close a wound in this way.
definition 4: in anatomy, the connecting line in an immovable joint, esp. between the bones of the skull, or the joint itself.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sutured, sutures, suturing
definition: to close or join together with stitches or other sutures.
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derivation: sutural (adj.)