noun an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
sutura; fibrous joint.
noun a seam used in surgery
noun thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
verb join with a suture
- suture the wound after surgery
, fr. suere
, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture
. See Sew
to unite with thread.
- The act of sewing; also, the line along which two things or parts are sewed together, or are united so as to form a seam, or that which resembles a seam.
- (Surg.) (a) The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching. (b) The stitch by which the parts are united.
- (Anat.) The line of union, or seam, in an immovable articulation, like those between the bones of the skull; also, such an articulation itself; synarthrosis. See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
- (Bot.) (a) The line, or seam, formed by the union of two margins in any part of a plant; as, the ventral suture of a legume. (b) A line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a legume, which really corresponds to a midrib.
- (Zoöl.) (a) The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent. (b) A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell.
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