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Meaning of SUTURE

Pronunciation:  'soochur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
  2. [n]  a seam used in surgery
  3. [n]  an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
  4. [v]  join with a suture, as of a wound in surgery

SUTURE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: fibrous joint, surgical seam, sutura
 See Also: articulatio, articulation, catgut, coronal suture, frontal suture, gut, intermaxillary suture, internasal suture, interparietal suture, joint, lamboid suture, occipitomastoid suture, parietomastoid suture, sagittal suture, seam, seam, sutura coronalis, sutura frontalis, sutura intermaxillaris, sutura internasalis, sutura lamboidea, sutura sagittalis, thread, yarn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 resembles a seam.

2. (Surg.)
   (a) The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching.
   (b) The stitch by which the parts are united.

3. (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}.

4. (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
   (b) A line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a
       legume, which really corresponds to a midrib.

5. (Zo["o]l.)
   (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

{Glover's suture}, {Harmonic suture}, etc. See under
   {Glover}, {Harmonic}, etc.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The process of joining two surfaces by stitching; or, the surgical stitch itself.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A line of junction between two fused organs; a line of dehiscence.