Definitions of suture

  1. join with a suture, as of a wound in surgery
  2. join with a suture; " suture the wound after surgery"
  3. 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.
  4. The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching.
  5. The stitch by which the parts are united.
  6. 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.
  7. A line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a legume, which really corresponds to a midrib.
  8. The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent.
  9. A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell.
  10. a seam used in surgery
  11. ( med.) The sewing together of a wound: the seam uniting the bones of the skull: the seam at the union of two margins in a plant.
  12. A seam; juncture of bones of the skull.
  13. A seam; junction.
  14. A sewing or joining.
  15. A sewing; a seam; the seam or joint which unites the bones of the skull by serrated or teethed margins; the uniting of the edges of wounds by sewing; the line or seam formed by the union of two margins in any part of a plant; the line of junction in the whorls of spiral shells, or the parts where the teethed edges of shells fit into each other.
  16. In surg., the drawing together of a wound by sewing; in anat., a seam or joint uniting the bone's of the skull; in bot., the part where separate organs unite, or where the edges of a folded organ adhere.
  17. The line of junction of two parts immovably connected; an immovable articulation of bone as in the skull; the dehiscence line.
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