[ purs-string ]
/ ˈpɜrsˌstrɪŋ /
a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled.
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- purse seine,
- purse strings,
- purse-string instrument,
- pursed lips breathing,
- purslane family,
Origin of purse-string suture
First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
A continuous circular suture that is pulled together to invert or close an opening.
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