- a thread or the like inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage or to guide subsequent passage of a tube.
Origin of seton
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sētōn- (stem of sētō), equivalent to sēt(a) seta + -ōn- noun suffix
- 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).
- Ernest Thompson,1860–1946, English writer and illustrator in the U.S.
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Examples from the Web for seton
Instead of entering politics, she became a college professor who now teaches at SUNY-Purchase and Seton Hall University.Political Parity’s Drive to Help Women Win
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The advice of Seton prevailed; the Scots would stand their ground.
Seton says you can go into his study to-night, and do your exercises.Little Folks (July 1884)
Colonel Seton also made his grave with the brave troops he had commanded.Grace Darling
“But you must let me send Seton to you,” she said, hurrying away.Phoebe, Junior
Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
The speech of Seton of Pitmedden, a plain country gentleman, is one of them.Fletcher of Saltoun
G. W. T. Omond
- Ernest Thompson. 1860–1946, US author and illustrator of animal books, born in England
- 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.