absorbable suture

n.

A surgical suture that is composed of a material that is digestible by tissues of the body.

Nearby words

  1. adventitial cell,
  2. adventitial neuritis,
  3. adventitious,
  4. adventitious cyst,
  5. adventitious root,
  6. adventively,
  7. adventure,
  8. adventure playground,
  9. adventure racing,
  10. adventure tourism


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