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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.
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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Therefore, this study aims to investigate the incidence and to classify the variations of the configuration of sutural pattern of pterion in Thai skulls.
Os trabalhos foram desenvolvidos na Universidade Federal de Vicosa, e avaliaram-se as caracteristicas massa, diametros sutural, equatorial e polar, firmeza, teor de solidos soluveis (SS), acidez titulavel (AT), relacao SS/AT, teores de acido ascorbico e de carotenoides e cor da casca e da polpa (coordenada b* e angulo hue - [degrees]h).
Post RAMEC protocol of sutural disarticulation and facemask protraction facial photos show interceptive treatment changes (Fig 4).
Hershkovitz et al believes that these assumptions have no factual basis and more than one-fifth of skulls do not follow the classic pattern of sutural segmentation.
1992 Sutural Complexity in Artificially Deformed Human (Homo Sapiens) Crania.
There was also presence of sutural diastasis (12 mm defect of right occipitomastoid suture) (Figure 4(f)).
Em cada ano, foram coletados 30 frutos de tres plantas, de cada cultivar, e avaliados a massa do fruto (MF) (g), os diametros sutural (DS), equatorial (DE) e polar (DP) (mm); a firmeza da polpa (FIR), em Newton (N); o teor de solidos soluveis dos frutos (SS) ([degrees]Brix); a acidez titulavel (AT) (% de acido malico); a razao entre o teor de solidos soluveis da polpa e a acidez titulavel (SS/AT); o teor de acido ascorbico da polpa (AA) (mg de acido ascorbico 100 [g.
2009), This species characterized by the wall surface smooth with six plates; Primary parietal tubes with transverse septa; exterior of shell with longitudinal purple striations, transverse teeth on sutural edge with denticles on lower region; basis calcareous and uni-tubiferous; inner surface of scutum with conspicuous adductor ridge.
In addition, we calculated a sutural index (SI) for each specimen by adding the assigned value of each suture on the left and right sides (Galatius, 2010).
Elytra black, glabrous, but only on posterior half with a sutural stripe of white hairs.