- 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.
- Zoology, Botany. the junction or line of junction of contiguous parts, as the line of closure between the valves of a bivalve shell, a seam where carpels of a pericarp join, etc.
- a seam as formed in sewing; a line of junction between two parts.
- a sewing together or a joining as by sewing.
- to unite by or as by a suture.
Origin of suture
Examples from the Web for suture
He says that this suture insures the redintegration of the nerve much better.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
He states that it is cut from the suture, where a whorl joins the preceding one.Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans
William H. Holmes
If we trace our finger along the suture in the other direction, viz.A System of Midwifery
Elongated, with a spiral groove near the suture of the whorls.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
Occasionally the body-whorl is obtusely carinated just below the suture.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
- catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
- the surgical seam formed after joining two surfacesAlso called: seam
- anatomy a type of immovable joint, esp between the bones of the skull (cranial suture)
- a seam or joining, as in sewing
- zoology a line of junction in a mollusc shell, esp the line between adjacent chambers of a nautiloid shell
- botany a line marking the point of dehiscence in a seed pod or capsule
- (tr) surgery to join (the edges of a wound, etc) by means of sutures
Word Origin and History for suture
1540s, "surgical stitching of a wound, etc.," from Latin sutura "a seam, a sewing together," from sutus, past participle of suere "to sew" (see sew). The verb is recorded from 1777. Related: Sutured; suturing.
- The line of junction or an immovable joint between two bones, especially of the skull.
- The process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by or as if by sewing.
- The surgical method used to close a wound or join tissues.
- The fine thread or other material used surgically to close a wound or join tissues.
- The line so formed.
- To join by means of sutures or a suture.