catgut


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cat·gut

 (kăt′gŭt′)
n.
A tough thin cord made from the treated and stretched intestines of certain animals, especially sheep, and used for stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets and for surgical ligatures.

catgut

(ˈkætˌɡʌt)
n
a strong cord made from the dried intestines of sheep and other animals that is used for stringing certain musical instruments and sports rackets, and, when sterilized, as surgical ligatures. Often shortened to: gut

cat•gut

(ˈkætˌgʌt)

n.
a strong cord made by twisting the dried intestines of animals, as sheep.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catgut - perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers andcatgut - perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
hoary pea - a plant of the genus Tephrosia having pinnate leaves and white or purplish flowers and flat hairy pods
2.catgut - a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
suture - thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
Translations
وَتَرٌ مَصْنوعٌ مِنَ الأمْعاء
struna
tarmstreng
girni

catgut

[ˈkætgʌt] Ncuerda f de tripa (Med) → catgut m

cat

(kӕt) noun
1. a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet. a Siamese cat.
2. a large wild animal of the same family (eg tiger, lion etc). the big cats.
ˈcatty adjective
spiteful, malicious. She's catty even about her best friend; catty remarks.
ˈcatcall noun
a shrill whistle showing disagreement or disapproval. the catcalls of the audience.
ˈcatfish noun
any of a family of scaleless fish with long feelers round the mouth.
ˈcatgut noun
a kind of cord made from the intestines of sheep etc, used for violin strings etc.
ˌcat's-ˈeye noun
a small, thick piece of glass fixed in the surface of a road to reflect light and guide drivers at night.
ˈcatsuit noun
a woman's close-fitting one-piece trouser suit.
ˈcattail noun
a tall plant that grows in wet places, with flowers shaped like a cat's tail.
let the cat out of the bag
to let a secret become known unintentionally.

cat·gut

n. catgut, tipo de ligadura que se hace con la tripa del intestino de algunos animales.

catgut

n catgut m
References in classic literature ?
keeping my nerves at such a stretch that, if they had not resembled catgut, they would long ago have relaxed to the feebleness of Linton's.
Then, upon reflection, Erik went back to fetch the Punjab lasso, which is very curiously made out of catgut, and which might have set an examining magistrate thinking.
Many of them had a small canal extending from one extremity to the other, perfectly cylindrical, and of a size that readily admitted a coarse thread or a piece of fine catgut.
We think greatness entailed or organized in some places or duties, in certain offices or occasions, and do not see that Paganini can extract rapture from a catgut, and Eulenstein from a jews-harp, and a nimble-fingered lad out of shreds of paper with his scissors, and Landseer out of swine, and the hero out of the pitiful habitation and company in which he was hidden.
There's a huge variety on offer but fly tyers can steal a march on their pals by using a largely forgotten body material - catgut.
Catgut is usually made from the intestines of which animal?
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare 5/0 polypropylene suture with 5/0 chromic catgut in small clean pediatric facial laceration repair in terms of cosmetic outcome.
Chromic catgut has a shorter half-life and will "give;" a suture made of polypropylene will not stretch.
1 chromic catgut suture was used to puncture the uterus posterior wall vertically to the anterior wall from the right lateral border of the lower uterine segment.
Out of these 25 cases that showed poor healing, the suture combinations used in deeper and superficial layers were catgut and mersilk in 10 cases; catgut and ethilon in 8 cases, vicryl and mersilk in 5 cases, vicryl and ethilon in 2 cases.
The vessels around the area were ligated with 2/ 0 chromic catgut and subsequently the mucocele was removed.
The collection, established in 1996, came about through a joint effort of Carleen Hutchins and other representatives of the Catgut Acoustical Society (CAS), Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and Virginia Benade.