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catgut

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noun cat·gut \-ˌgət\

Simple Definition of catgut

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of catgut

  1. :  a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines

1599

First Known Use of catgut

1599


CATGUT Defined for Kids

catgut

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noun cat·gut \ˈkat-ˌgət\

Definition of catgut for Students

  1. :  a tough cord made from intestines of animals (as sheep) and used for strings of musical instruments and rackets and for sewing in surgery




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catgut

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noun cat·gut \-ˌgət\

Medical Definition of catgut

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




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