[ pûrs′strĭng′ ]
An intestinal clamp with jaws at an angle to the handle, used in performing a purse-string suture of the bowel.
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- purse crab,
- purse seine,
- purse strings,
- purse-string suture,
- pursed lips breathing,
- purslane family
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