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purse-string suture

[ purs-string ]
/ ˈpɜrsˌstrɪŋ /
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noun Surgery.
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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Medical definitions for purse-string suture

purse-string suture

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