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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suturing - surgical joining of two surfaces
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
sewing, stitching - joining or attaching by stitches
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The first and only suturing device that protects against suture needlestick injuries, the 360(degree) Fascia Closure Device(TM) has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the unique safety claim that the device "is designed to aid in the prevention of suture needlestick injuries.
The company's 360(degree) Fascia Closure Device(TM) is the only suturing product that is FDA 510k cleared with the following safety claim: the device is "designed to aid in the prevention of suture needlestick injuries.
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