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purse-string suture

[purs-string]
noun Surgery.
  1. a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled.
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Origin of purse-string suture

First recorded in 1900–05
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purse-string suture in Medicine

purse-string suture

n.
  1. A continuous circular suture that is pulled together to invert or close an opening.
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