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transfixion suture

n.

A crisscross stitch placed so as to control bleeding from a tissue surface or small vessel when it is tied.
A suture used to fix the columella to the nasal septum.

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Nearby words

transfigure, transfinite, transfinite number, transfix, transfixion, transfixion suture, transform, transform fault, transformation, transformation point, transformation range
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