purse-string instrument

[ pûrsstrĭng′ ]

n.

An intestinal clamp with jaws at an angle to the handle, used in performing a purse-string suture of the bowel.

Nearby words

  1. purse crab,
  2. purse seine,
  3. purse strings,
  4. purse-proud,
  5. purse-seine,
  6. purse-string suture,
  7. pursed lips breathing,
  8. purser,
  9. purslane,
  10. purslane family


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