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su·ture

 (so͞o′chər)
n.
1.
a. The process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by sewing.
b. The material, such as thread, gut, or wire, that is used in this procedure.
c. The line or stitch so formed.
2. Medicine
a. The fine thread or other material used surgically to close a wound or join tissues.
b. The stitch so formed.
3. Anatomy The line of junction or an immovable joint between two bones, especially of the skull.
4. Biology A seamlike joint or line of articulation, such as the line of dehiscence in a dry fruit or the spiral seam marking the junction of whorls of a gastropod shell.
tr.v. su·tured, su·tur·ing, su·tures
To join by means of sutures or a suture.

[Middle English, from Latin sūtūra, from sūtus, past participle of suere, to sew; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

su′tur·al adj.
su′tur·al·ly adv.

suture

(ˈsuːtʃə)
n
1. (Surgery) surgery
a. catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
b. the surgical seam formed after joining two surfaces. Also called: seam
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a type of immovable joint, esp between the bones of the skull (cranial suture)
3. (Knitting & Sewing) a seam or joining, as in sewing
4. (Zoology) zoology a line of junction in a mollusc shell, esp the line between adjacent chambers of a nautiloid shell
5. (Botany) botany a line marking the point of dehiscence in a seed pod or capsule
vb
(Surgery) (tr) surgery to join (the edges of a wound, etc) by means of sutures
[C16: from Latin sūtūra, from suere to sew]
ˈsutural adj
ˈsuturally adv

su•ture

(ˈsu tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1.
a. a joining of the edges of a wound or the like by stitching or some similar process.
b. a particular method of doing this.
c. one of the stitches or fastenings employed.
2. the seam where two bones are fused, as at the top of the skull.
3. the seam where any two parts join, as the valves of a clamshell.
4. a seam formed in or as if in sewing; line of junction between two parts.
5. a sewing together or a joining as if by sewing.
v.t.
6. to unite by or as if by a suture.
[1535–45; < Latin sūtūra seam, suture =sūt(us), past participle of suere to sew + -ūra -ure]
su′tur•al, adj.

suture


Past participle: sutured
Gerund: suturing

Imperative
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Present
I suture
you suture
he/she/it sutures
we suture
you suture
they suture
Preterite
I sutured
you sutured
he/she/it sutured
we sutured
you sutured
they sutured
Present Continuous
I am suturing
you are suturing
he/she/it is suturing
we are suturing
you are suturing
they are suturing
Present Perfect
I have sutured
you have sutured
he/she/it has sutured
we have sutured
you have sutured
they have sutured
Past Continuous
I was suturing
you were suturing
he/she/it was suturing
we were suturing
you were suturing
they were suturing
Past Perfect
I had sutured
you had sutured
he/she/it had sutured
we had sutured
you had sutured
they had sutured
Future
I will suture
you will suture
he/she/it will suture
we will suture
you will suture
they will suture
Future Perfect
I will have sutured
you will have sutured
he/she/it will have sutured
we will have sutured
you will have sutured
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Future Continuous
I will be suturing
you will be suturing
he/she/it will be suturing
we will be suturing
you will be suturing
they will be suturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suturing
you have been suturing
he/she/it has been suturing
we have been suturing
you have been suturing
they have been suturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suturing
you will have been suturing
he/she/it will have been suturing
we will have been suturing
you will have been suturing
they will have been suturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suturing
you had been suturing
he/she/it had been suturing
we had been suturing
you had been suturing
they had been suturing
Conditional
I would suture
you would suture
he/she/it would suture
we would suture
you would suture
they would suture
Past Conditional
I would have sutured
you would have sutured
he/she/it would have sutured
we would have sutured
you would have sutured
they would have sutured

suture

1. An immovable fibrous joint between bones of the skull.
2. Thread (with needle attached) used to close incisions made during surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
coronal suture, sutura coronalis - the suture between the parietal and frontal bones of the skull
frontal suture, sutura frontalis - the suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)
intermaxillary suture, sutura intermaxillaris - the suture between the two maxillae of the upper jawbone
internasal suture, sutura internasalis - the suture between the two nasal bones
lamboid suture, sutura lamboidea - the suture between the occipital and parietal bones
occipitomastoid suture - the suture between the occipital and the temporal bones; a continuation of the lamboid suture
parietomastoid suture - the suture between the parietal and the temporal bones
interparietal suture, sagittal suture, sutura sagittalis - the suture uniting the two parietal bones
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
2.suture - a seam used in surgery
seam - joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
3.suture - thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
catgut, gut - a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
Verb1.suture - join with a suture; "suture the wound after surgery"
seam - put together with a seam; "seam a dress"
Translations
siūlassiūlėsusiūti

suture

[ˈsuːtʃəʳ]
A. Nsutura f
B. VTsuturar, coser

suture

[ˈsuːtʃər] nsuture f

suture

(Med)
nNaht f
vt(ver)nähen

suture

[ˈsuːtʃəʳ] n (Med) → sutura

su·ture

n. sutura; puntada; línea de unión;
absorbable surgical ______ absorbible quirúrgica;
bolster ______ compuesta;
catgut ______ de catgut;
near and far ______ de aposición o aproximación;
purse-string ______ en bolsa de tabaco;
uninterrupted continuous ______ continua, de peletero;
vertical mattress ______ de colchonero.

suture

n sutura; absorbable — sutura absorbible, sutura reabsorbible (esp. Esp); vt suturar, coser (fam)
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Single-suture craniosynostosis is defined by the premature fusion of any one of the cranial sutures and occurs in approximately one in 1700-2500 live births.
A cephalohematoma is blood collection under the periosteum of a given cranial bone and, due to this anatomic location, is confined by the cranial sutures.
The condition involves premature closure of the cranial sutures, either single or multiple, and may be simple or part of a syndrome (Table 2).
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