figure eight suture

n.

A suture used to approximate fascial edges, made using crisscross stitches.

Nearby words

  1. figurative language,
  2. figuratively,
  3. figure,
  4. figure and ground,
  5. figure eight,
  6. figure in,
  7. figure of eight,
  8. figure of merit,
  9. figure of speech,
  10. figure on


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