button suture

n.

A suture that is passed through a button, to prevent the threads from cutting through the flesh, and then tied.

Nearby words

  1. button man,
  2. button mangrove,
  3. button one's lip,
  4. button quail,
  5. button snakeroot,
  6. button tow,
  7. button up,
  8. button-down,
  9. button-hole,
  10. button-through


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