- 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
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin 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.