I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin sutura seam, suture, from sutus, past participle of suere to sew — more at sew Date: 15th century 1. a. a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body; also a stitch made with a suture b. the act or process of sewing with sutures 2. a. a uniting of parts b. the seam or seamlike line along which two things or parts are sewed or united 3. a. the line of union in an immovable articulation (as between the bones of the skull); also such an articulation b. a furrow at the junction of adjacent bodily parts; especially a line of dehiscence (as on a fruit) • sutural adjectivesuturally adverb II. transitive verb (sutured; suturing) Date: 1777 to unite, close, or secure with sutures <
suture a wound

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  • suture — [ sytyr ] n. f. • 1540; lat. méd. sutura, de suere « coudre » 1 ♦ Réunion, à l aide de fils, de parties divisées à la suite d un accident ou d une intervention chirurgicale (lèvres d une plaie, extrémités d un tendon coupé). Faire une suture.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Suture — Su ture, n. [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See {Sew} to unite with thread.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suture — literally means join . The term may refer to:* surgical suture, a stich used by doctors and surgeons to hold tissue together. * Suture (anatomical), a rigid joint between hard parts of animals * suture (geology), a major fault through an orogen… …   Wikipedia

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  • suture — ► NOUN 1) a stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision. 2) a thread or wire used for this. 3) a seam like junction between two parts, especially between bones of the skull. ► VERB ▪ stitch up with a… …   English terms dictionary

  • suture — 1540s, surgical stitching of a wound, etc., from L. sutura a seam, a sewing together, from sutus, pp. of suere to sew (see SEW (Cf. sew)). The verb is recorded from 1777 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • suture — SUTURE. s. f. Terme d anatomie. Il ne se dit qu en cette phrase, Les Sutures du crane, pour dire, Les jointures des parties du crane …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • suture — [so͞o′chər] n. [L sutura < sutus, pp. of suere, to SEW] 1. a) the act of joining together by or as by sewing b) the line along which such a joining is made 2. Anat. the joining together, or the irregular line of junction, of certain vertebrate …   English World dictionary

  • Suture — The word suture has several uses in medicine, including: {{}}Cranial suture A type of joint between the bones of the skull where the bones are held tightly together by fibrous tissue. A surgical suture Thread like material used to sew tissue… …   Medical dictionary

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