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suture

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noun su·ture \ˈsü-chər\

Simple Definition of suture

  • medical : a stitch or a series of stitches used to close a cut or wound

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of suture

  1. 1a :  a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body; also :  a stitch made with a sutureb :  the act or process of sewing with sutures

  2. 2a :  a uniting of partsb :  the seam or seamlike line along which two things or parts are sewed or united

  3. 3a :  the line of union in an immovable articulation (as between the bones of the skull); also :  such an articulationb :  a furrow at the junction of adjacent bodily parts; especially :  a line of dehiscence (as on a fruit)

sutural play \ˈsü-chə-rəl, ˈsüch-rəl\ adjective
suturally play \-rə-lē\ adverb

Origin of suture

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin sutura seam, suture, from sutus, past participle of suere to sew — more at sew


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with suture


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suture

transitive verb, su·ture

Simple Definition of suture

  • medical : to sew together (a cut, wound, etc.) : to close (something) with a suture

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of suture

suturedsuturing play \ˈsü-chə-riŋ, ˈsüch-riŋ\

  1. :  to unite, close, or secure with sutures <suture a wound>

Examples of suture in a sentence

  1. The surgeon sutured the incision.

  2. <the doctor cleaned, sutured, and bandaged the wound>



1777

First Known Use of suture

1777


Medical Dictionary

1

suture

play
noun su·ture \ˈsü-chər\

Medical Definition of suture

  1. 1a:  a stitch made with a sutureb:  a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living bodyc:  the act or process of sewing with sutures

  2. 2a:  the line of union in an immovable articulation (as between the bones of the skull); also :  such an articulationb:  a furrow at the junction of adjacent bodily parts



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suture

transitive verb su·ture

Medical Definition of suture

sutured; suturing \ˈsüch-(ə-)riŋ\play

  1. :  to unite, close, or secure with sutures <suture a wound>




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