- 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.
Origin of suture
OTHER WORDS FROM suturesu·tur·al, adjectivesu·tur·al·ly, adverbpre·su·tur·al, adjectiveun·su·tured, adjective
Words nearby suture
How to use suture in a sentence
Taylor developed a surgical suture additive from the root vegetable’s extract that changes color when an infection is present.
She wants to patent her beet-infused sutures, continue additional studies, and work toward getting it licensed so it can be put into practice.
She had the idea as a high school junior in Iowa after she read about sutures that use technology to detect wound changes and can sync to a smartphone.
Before starting her suture research, Taylor spent years focused on racial equity work in her community.
He says that this suture insures the redintegration of the nerve much better.
The preferable suture material in his experience was silk or linen.
The inflexed or inferior lateral margin of the Prothorax, separated in many genera from the Antepectus by a suture.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
The relative lengths of the prefrontal and internasal sutures are subequal, or the prefrontal suture is slightly longer.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman
This I secured at once with suture and the accident had no bad consequences.
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