Medical Dictionary

staple

noun sta·ple \ˈstā-pəl\

Medical Definition of STAPLE

:  a usually U-shaped and typically metal surgical fastener used to hold layers of tissue together (as in the closure of an incision)
staple transitive verb, sta·pled sta·pling
sta·pler \-plər\ noun
April 26, 2015
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excessively ornate or intricate
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