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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.
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.]
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
(Surgery) (tr) surgery to join (the edges of a wound, etc) by means of sutures
[C16: from Latin sūtūra, from suere to sew]
n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
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.
Past participle: sutured
1. An immovable fibrous joint between bones of the skull.
2. Thread (with needle attached) used to close incisions made during surgery.
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|Noun||1.||suture - an immovable joint (especially between the 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
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
|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|
|Verb||1.||suture - join with a suture; "suture the wound after surgery"|
seam - put together with a seam; "seam a dress"
suture[ˈsuːtʃər] n → suture f
suture[ˈsuːtʃəʳ] n (Med) → sutura
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.