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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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The remaining tendons were turned upwards and sutured to the posterior side of the proximal end.
Long-term safety of sutured scleral fixation of the posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) implantation is an important issue for surgeons.
Out of the total 60 cases studied, corneoscleral section of 28 cases (47%) were sutured with 10-0 nylon suture (Group A) while sections of 32 cases were sutured with 8-0 black virgin silk suture (Group B).
In the first layer mucosa was sutured by simple continues suturing pattern.
Pain at the sutured tear or cut "can be distressing for the new mother when she is trying to cope with hormonal changes and the demands of her baby, and it can have a long-term effect on her sexual relationship," Kettle said.