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suture

noun su·ture \ ˈsü-chər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of suture

1 a :a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body; also :a stitch made with a suture
b :the act or process of sewing with sutures
2 a :a uniting of parts
b :the seam or seamlike line along which two things or parts are sewed or united
3 a :the line of union in an immovable articulation (as between the bones of the skull); also :such an articulation
b :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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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suture

verb

Definition of suture

sutured; suturing play \ˈsü-chə-riŋ, ˈsüch-riŋ\
transitive verb
: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

Recent Examples of suture from the Web

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First Known Use of suture

1777

suture Synonyms

Synonyms
darn, stitch, sew
Related Words
mend, patch, repair; baste, ease, fell, finish, overcast; cross-stitch, embroider; crochet, knit, quilt
Near Antonyms
unsew

SUTURE Defined for English Language Learners

suture

noun

Definition of suture for English Language Learners

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


suture

verb

Definition of suture for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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suture

noun su·ture \ ˈsü-chər \

medical Definition of suture

1 a :a stitch made with a suture
b :a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body
c :the act or process of sewing with sutures
2 a :the line of union in an immovable articulation (as between the bones of the skull); also :such an articulation
b :a furrow at the junction of adjacent bodily parts

Illustration of suture


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suture

transitive verb

medical Definition of suture

sutured; suturing play \ˈsüch-(ə-)riŋ\
:to unite, close, or secure with sutures
  • suture a wound


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