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.
- su·tur·al, adjective
- su·tur·al·ly, adverb
- pre·su·tur·al, adjective
- un·su·tured, adjective
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How to use suture in a sentence
The robotics startup Vicarious Surgical aims to assist clinicians in completing very fine dissections and sutures to expand their access to the abdominal cavity.
Another of Zhao’s innovations is a quick-sealing tape that can replace surgical sutures and staples, in conjunction with a gel that can instantly stop severe bleeding.
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.
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.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
The preferable suture material in his experience was silk or linen.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
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 surfaces: Also 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
- sutural, adjective
- suturally, adverb
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