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catgut

noun cat·gut \-ˌgət\

: a tough cord made from the intestines of animals (such as sheep) and used as strings for musical instruments, tennis rackets, etc.

Full Definition of CATGUT

:  a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines

First Known Use of CATGUT

1599

catgut

noun cat·gut \-ˌgət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATGUT

:  a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines and used especially for sutures in closing wounds

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