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Suture   /sˈutʃər/   Listen

An immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull).  Synonyms: fibrous joint, sutura.
A seam used in surgery.  Synonym: surgical seam.
Thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together.

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"Suture" Quotes from Famous Books

... two of which were males and three females. He regards the horns as constituting the principal generic character, they being formed by distinct bones, united to the frontal and parietal bones by a very obvious suture, and having throughout the same structure with the other bones. In both sexes one of these abnormal bones is situated on each branch of the coronal suture, and the male possesses an additional one placed more anteriorly, and occupying the middle of the frontal ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. 14, Issue 387, August 28, 1829 • Various

... curved, or close- coiled as in the nautilus, the septum, or partition dividing the chambers, met the inner shell along a simple line, like that of the rim of a saucer. There now begins a growth of the septum by which its edges become sharply corrugated, and the suture, or line of juncture of the septum and the shell, is thus angled. The group in which this growth of the septum takes place is called ...
— The Elements of Geology • William Harmon Norton

... which run crosswise of a limb or muscle it is often advisable to use what is technically known as the "quilled suture," which is most readily understood by reference to Plate XXVII, figure 7. To accomplish this method a curved needle with an eye in the point and a strong double thread should be used. The needle thus threaded is introduced perpendicularly ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

... action. The owner then yielded to all our wishes, and he was destroyed with prussic acid. No morbid appearance presented itself in the brain; but, on the inner plate of the right parietal bone, near the sagittal suture, were two projections, one-sixth of an inch in length, and armed with numerous minute spicula. There was no peculiar inflammation or vascularity of any ...
— The Dog - A nineteenth-century dog-lovers' manual, - a combination of the essential and the esoteric. • William Youatt

... to Porcupine-fishes. "Toads" have the upper jaw divided by a median suture, while the latter have undivided dental plates. ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris

... whatever manner the capacity of the race is tested, its inferiority is strikingly exhibited. We shall find, when examining the skull, that the coronal suture falls on the temporal instead of the sphenoid bone, which is one of the strongest marks of the simiae, and does not occur in other ...
— The Bushman - Life in a New Country • Edward Wilson Landor

Words linked to "Suture" :   catgut, seam, thread, sutura internasalis, sutura sagittalis, sutura lamboidea, sutura intermaxillaris, yarn, gut, articulatio, coronal suture, suturing, sutura frontalis, fibrous joint, articulation, joint, parietomastoid suture, sutura coronalis

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