Definition of catgut
: a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines
First Known Use of catgut
CATGUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catgut for English Language Learners
: a tough cord made from the intestines of animals (such as sheep) and used as strings for musical instruments, tennis rackets, etc.
CATGUT Defined for Kids
Definition of catgut for Students
: a tough cord made from intestines of animals (as sheep) and used for strings of musical instruments and rackets and for sewing in surgery
Medical Definition of catgut
: a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines and used especially for sutures in closing wounds
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