- 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.
Origin of suture
Examples from the Web for suture
Rami of mandible anchylosed together and suture largely obliterated.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
He says that this suture insures the redintegration of the nerve much better.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
The sphenofrontal foramen lies in the suture between the extreme anterior margin of this bone and the frontal bone.
The squamosals are large; the long anterior arm is separated from the maxillary by a suture.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
Elongated, with a spiral groove near the suture of the whorls.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
British Dictionary definitions for suture
- catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
- the surgical seam formed after joining two surfacesAlso called: seam
Word Origin for suture
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.