- a joining of the lips or edges of a wound or the like by stitching or some similar process.
- a particular method of doing this.
- one of the stitches or fastenings employed.
- the line of junction of two bones, especially of the skull, in an immovable articulation.
- the articulation itself.
verb (used with object), su·tured, su·tur·ing.
Words nearby suture
Origin of suture
OTHER WORDS FROM suturesu·tur·al, adjectivesu·tur·al·ly, adverbpre·su·tur·al, adjectiveun·su·tured, adjective
Examples from the Web for sutural
The al are thin, and have their summits oblique: their sutural edges are smooth.
Each plate surrounded by fifteen to eighteen sutural pores (three on each side).
Both aspinal pores of each plate elliptical, three times as broad as the sutural pores.
Parmal meshes all of nearly equal size and form, square, three times as broad as the bars, little larger than the sutural meshes.
The al have oblique summits; I was unable to make out the structure of their sutural edges.
British Dictionary definitions for sutural
- catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
- the surgical seam formed after joining two surfacesAlso called: seam