suture

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈsuː.tjə(r)/ or /ˈsuː.tʃə(r)/

Noun[change]

Singular
suture

Plural
sutures

sutures
Cranial Sutures
  1. A suture is a seam formed by sewing two edges together, especially to join pieces of skin in surgically treating a wound.
  2. A suture is the thread used to sew or stitch two edges together.
  3. (geology) A suture is an area where separate terrane join together along a major fault.
  4. (botany) The seam at the union of two margins in a plant.

Verb[change]

Plain form
suture

Third-person singular
sutures

Past tense
sutured

Past participle
sutured

Present participle
suturing

  1. (transitive) If you are suturing something, you are sewing up or joining it by means of a suture.