Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

seton

[seet-n]
See more synonyms for seton on Thesaurus.com
noun Surgery.
  1. a thread or the like inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage or to guide subsequent passage of a tube.
Show More

Origin of seton

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sētōn- (stem of sētō), equivalent to sēt(a) seta + -ōn- noun suffix

Seton

[seet-n]
noun
  1. Saint Elizabeth Ann (Bayley)Mother Seton, 1774–1821, U.S. educator, social-welfare reformer, and religious leader: first native-born American to be canonized (1975).
  2. Ernest Thompson,1860–1946, English writer and illustrator in the U.S.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for seton

assertive, cocky, stubborn, adamant, arbitrary, biased, bigoted, bossy, bullheaded, cocksure, conceited, dictatorial, doctrinaire, dogmatic, hard-line, high-handed, inflexible, intransigent, obdurate, obstinate

Examples from the Web for seton

Contemporary Examples of seton

Historical Examples of seton


British Dictionary definitions for seton

Seton

noun
  1. Ernest Thompson. 1860–1946, US author and illustrator of animal books, born in England
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

seton in Medicine

seton

(sētn)
n.
  1. Material such as thread, wire, or gauze that is passed through subcutaneous tissues or through a cyst in order to form a sinus or fistula.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.