catgut

noun cat·gut \ -ˌgət \
Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of catgut

: a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines

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First Known Use of catgut

1599

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CATGUT Defined for English Language Learners

catgut

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

catgut

noun cat·gut \ ˈkat-ˌgət \

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 Dictionary

catgut

noun cat·gut \ -ˌgət \

medical Definition of catgut

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


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