relaxation suture

n.

A suture that is arranged so that it may be loosened if the tension of the wound becomes excessive.

Nearby words

  1. relax,
  2. relaxant,
  3. relaxant reversal,
  4. relaxation,
  5. relaxation oscillator,
  6. relaxation time,
  7. relaxed,
  8. relaxer,
  9. relaxin,
  10. relaxing


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