mattress suture

[ mătrĭs ]

n.

A suture made with a double stitch that forms a loop about the tissue on both sides of a wound and produces eversion of the edges.

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  7. multimodal,
  8. multinational,
  9. multinational corporation,
  10. multinodular


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