purse-string suture

noun
\ ˈpərs-ˌstriŋ- How to pronounce purse-string suture (audio) \

Medical Definition of purse-string suture

: a surgical suture passed as a running stitch in and out along the edge of a circular wound in such a way that when the ends of the suture are drawn tight the wound is closed like a purse

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“Purse-string suture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/purse-string%20suture. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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