purse-string suture

noun
\ ˈpərs-ˌstriŋ- \

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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