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su·ture

 (so͞o′chər)
n.
1.
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.
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Elitros marron claro, bordeados por una banda delgada negra, mas ancha en los apices elitrales y en el hombro y muy adelgazada entre el humero y el escutelo, presentando una mancha oscura alargada transversal en la parte media del elitro, ligeramente mas cercana al margen lateral que al sutural. Lado inferior completamente negro, incluyendo las epipleuras.
The clavarium, base of skull and orbital rims were dense, widened sutures with intra sutural wormian bones, small facial bones with hypoplastic maxillae and obtuse angle of mandible (Fig.
of cases No % Frontal bone 3 15.8 Parietal bone 1 5.2 Temporal bone 4 21 Occipital bone 2 10.5 Frontal + Parietal + temporal bone 1 5.2 Parietal + temporal bone 1 5.2 Anterior cranial fossa 3 15.8 Middle cranial fossa 3 15.8 Sutural separation 1 5.2 Cerebral Site of fracture contusions No % No % Frontal bone 2 16.6 1 14.3 Parietal bone 1 8.3 Temporal bone 1 8.3 3 42.8 Occipital bone 1 8.3 1 14.3 Frontal + Parietal + temporal bone 1 8.3 Parietal + temporal bone 1 8.3 Anterior cranial fossa 3 25 Middle cranial fossa 1 8.3 2 28.6 Sutural separation 1 8.3 Table 3: Comparison of colour of injury and survival period Survival No.
Elytra with very dense, recumbent, dark-brown ground pubescence; each elytron with two glabrous bands as humeral and dorsal, and a distinct sutural band of white pubescence; glabrous bands complete; dorsal band separated from humeral band but joined at the end; elytra laterally glabrous; elytral apex without setae, flattened and rounded, reddish-brown.
As in the other specimens, the neurocentral sutural fusion between the centrum and neural arch is complete.
Observou-se que, relacionando as caracteristicas fisicas dos frutos com a posicao na copa das plantas (Tabela 1), houve variacao significativa para peso do fruto (PF), diametro sutural (DS), diametro equatorial (DE) e diametro polar (DP), observando-se os maiores valores para os frutos produzidos na posicao apical da planta.
transkeiensis, compared to the nominal subspecies; (b) its 'dark olive pronotum'; (c) the background sepia colour of the elytra, 'with the angular dots smaller' than in the nominal subspecies; and (d) a narrow sutural 'band not reaching the humeral calli' (Allard 1991).
Em cada coleta, os frutos foram avaliados quanto a: diametro polar (distancia do pedunculo ate o apice--comprimento), diametro equatorial (distancia maxima transversal do fruto, medida perpendicularmente a zona da sutura, ou seja, a distancia entre as duas partes centrais das duas faces do fruto) e o diametro sutural (distancia maxima transversal do fruto, desde a sutura ate a parte oposta), massa de materia fresca e seca (fruto, casca, polpa e caroco (endocarpo + semente)) e producao de C[O.sub.2].
Longitud 3.0-3.2 mm, ancho 2.0-2.2 mm; integumento rojo, excepto cabeza, antenas, patas anteriores, patas medias, tarso posterior y cara externa de la metatibia negros; gran parte del pronoto, mitad anterior del borde sutural de los elitros, parte anterior del lobulo epipleural, mesoepimero y la mitad anterior del metaespisterno cubiertos por una densa pubscencia amarilla; elitros con 2/3 del intervalo elitral 1, intervalo 2, 4/5 de la parte anterior de la intervalo 4, base y % de la parte apical del intervalo 6 y la mitad posterior del intervalo 8 con una densa pubescencia blanquecina; mucro de la metatibia mas largo que el ancho del apice de ese segmento; armadura del saco interno de la genitalia del macho como en las Figs.
Sutural loosening and skeletal flexibility during growth: determination of drop-like shapes in sea urchins.