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a. A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins.
b. A similar line, ridge, or groove made by fitting, joining, or lapping together two sections along their edges.
c. A suture.
d. A scar.
2. A line across a surface, as a crack, fissure, or wrinkle.
3. A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.
v. seamed, seam·ing, seams
1. To put together with or as if with a seam.
2. To mark with a groove, wrinkle, scar, or other seamlike line.
To become fissured or furrowed; crack open.

[Middle English seme, from Old English sēam; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

seam′er n.
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