approximation suture

n.

A suture that pulls together the deep tissues of a wound.

Nearby words

  1. approximal,
  2. approximant,
  3. approximate,
  4. approximately,
  5. approximation,
  6. appt.,
  7. apptd.,
  8. appulse,
  9. appurtenance,
  10. appurtenances


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