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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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suture

(ˈsuːtʃə)
n
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
vb
(Surgery) (tr) surgery to join (the edges of a wound, etc) by means of sutures
[C16: from Latin sūtūra, from suere to sew]
ˈsutural adj
ˈsuturally adv
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su•ture

(ˈsu tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1.
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.
[1535–45; < Latin sūtūra seam, suture =sūt(us), past participle of suere to sew + -ūra -ure]
su′tur•al, adj.
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suture


Past participle: sutured
Gerund: suturing

Imperative
suture
suture
Present
I suture
you suture
he/she/it sutures
we suture
you suture
they suture
Preterite
I sutured
you sutured
he/she/it sutured
we sutured
you sutured
they sutured
Present Continuous
I am suturing
you are suturing
he/she/it is suturing
we are suturing
you are suturing
they are suturing
Present Perfect
I have sutured
you have sutured
he/she/it has sutured
we have sutured
you have sutured
they have sutured
Past Continuous
I was suturing
you were suturing
he/she/it was suturing
we were suturing
you were suturing
they were suturing
Past Perfect
I had sutured
you had sutured
he/she/it had sutured
we had sutured
you had sutured
they had sutured
Future
I will suture
you will suture
he/she/it will suture
we will suture
you will suture
they will suture
Future Perfect
I will have sutured
you will have sutured
he/she/it will have sutured
we will have sutured
you will have sutured
they will have sutured
Future Continuous
I will be suturing
you will be suturing
he/she/it will be suturing
we will be suturing
you will be suturing
they will be suturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suturing
you have been suturing
he/she/it has been suturing
we have been suturing
you have been suturing
they have been suturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suturing
you will have been suturing
he/she/it will have been suturing
we will have been suturing
you will have been suturing
they will have been suturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suturing
you had been suturing
he/she/it had been suturing
we had been suturing
you had been suturing
they had been suturing
Conditional
I would suture
you would suture
he/she/it would suture
we would suture
you would suture
they would suture
Past Conditional
I would have sutured
you would have sutured
he/she/it would have sutured
we would have sutured
you would have sutured
they would have sutured
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suture

1. An immovable fibrous joint between bones of the skull.
2. Thread (with needle attached) used to close incisions made during surgery.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
coronal suture, sutura coronalis - the suture between the parietal and frontal 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
internasal suture, sutura internasalis - the suture between the two nasal bones
lamboid suture, sutura lamboidea - the suture between the occipital and parietal bones
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
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
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
catgut, gut - a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
Verb1.suture - join with a suture; "suture the wound after surgery"
seam - put together with a seam; "seam a dress"
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Translations
siūlassiūlėsusiūti

suture

[ˈsuːtʃəʳ]
A. Nsutura f
B. VTsuturar, coser
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suture

[ˈsuːtʃər] nsuture f
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suture

(Med)
nNaht f
vt(ver)nähen
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suture

[ˈsuːtʃəʳ] n (Med) → sutura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

su·ture

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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

suture

n sutura; absorbable — sutura absorbible, sutura reabsorbible (esp. Esp); vt suturar, coser (fam)
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References in classic literature ?
The sutures in the skulls of young mammals have been advanced as a beautiful adaptation for aiding parturition, and no doubt they facilitate, or may be indispensable for this act; but as sutures occur in the skulls of young birds and reptiles, which have only to escape from a broken egg, we may infer that this structure has arisen from the laws of growth, and has been taken advantage of in the parturition of the higher animals.
What I had taken for masonry seemed now to be iron, or some other metal, in huge plates, whose sutures or joints occasioned the depression.
To render the matter even surer yet, however, this bullet was discovered to have a flaw or seam at right angles to the usual suture, and upon examination, this seam corresponded precisely with an accidental ridge or elevation in a pair of moulds acknowledged by the accused himself to be his own property.
According to new report available with Million Insights, Surgical Sutures is also known as "Surgical Stitches" and they have needle with the attached length of thread.
Growing number of trauma patients as well as upsurge in hospitals and other healthcare centres is also anticipated to increase the demand for surgical sutures in the forecast period.
Summary: Growing number of trauma patients as well as upsurge in hospitals and other healthcare centres is also anticipated to increase the demand for surgical sutures in the forecast period.
These include: 1) progressive uterine devascularization, 2) uterine compression sutures, and 3) intrauterine balloon tamponade.
The company added the OverStitch Sx endoscopic suturing systems enable advanced endoscopic surgery by allowing physicians to place full-thickness sutures from a single-channel flexible endoscope.
Group-C: No statistical analysis of the specimens was excluded because of slipping; sutures slipping from tendon tissue together.
Interrupted or continuous slowly absorbable sutures for closure of primary elective midline abdominal incisions: a multicenter randomized trial (INSECT: ISRCTN24023541).
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global provider of custom-engineered sutures, has announced an advanced braiding technology that can divide a suture into multiple end branches or integrate several "loops" within the strand.