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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 periodicals archive ?
The linea alba was closed using 2-0 cat gut (Chromic cat gut, Gohnsons and Gohnsons Pharma ) in simple interrupted pattern.
Name either of the types of animal from which cat gut is obtained.
The air resonates, your ear drums move like loud speakers in an equal and opposite reaction to the animal skins in the percussion, the reeds, the cat gut (in fact sheep intestines), and the brass; you break out in a sweat and your spine tingles fit to shatter into its constituent vertebrae.
Did you know that one thousand years ago, Muslim surgeons in Spain were the first people to use cat gut for stitches?
Even in those days of primitive rods roughly made from post-war tank aerials and cat gut with very simple tackle one used to take a lot of fish for the table.