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n. pl. surgeons' knots
Any of several knots, especially one similar to a square knot, used in surgery for tying ligatures or stitching incisions.
(Knots) a knot used by surgeons in tying ligatures, etc
a knot resembling a reef knot, used by surgeons for tying ligatures and the like.