purse-string suture

[ purs-string ]
/ ˈpɜrsˌstrɪŋ /

noun Surgery.

a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled.

Nearby words

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

Origin of purse-string suture

First recorded in 1900–05

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Medicine definitions for purse-string suture

purse-string suture


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

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