surgeon's knot


noun

a knot resembling a reef knot, used by surgeons for tying ligatures and the like.

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Origin of surgeon's knot

First recorded in 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for surgeon's knot

surgeon's knot

noun

a knot used by surgeons in tying ligatures, etc
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Medicine definitions for surgeon's knot

surgeon's knot

[ sûrjənz ]

n. pl. surgeons' knots

Any of several knots, especially one similar to a square knot, used in surgery for tying ligatures or stitching incisions.

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