What does suture mean?

Definitions for suture
ˈsu tʃərsu·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suture, sutura, fibrous joint(noun)

    an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)

  2. suture, surgical seam(noun)

    a seam used in surgery

  3. suture(verb)

    thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together

  4. suture(verb)

    join with a suture

    "suture the wound after surgery"

Wiktionary

  1. suture(Noun)

    Seam formed by sewing two edges (especially of skin) together.

    Etymology: From sutura.

  2. suture(Noun)

    Thread used to sew two edges (especially of skin) together; stitch.

    Etymology: From sutura.

  3. suture(Verb)

    to sew up or join by means of a suture

    Etymology: From sutura.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suture(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  2. Suture(noun)

    the uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  3. Suture(noun)

    the stitch by which the parts are united

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  4. Suture(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  5. Suture(noun)

    the line, or seam, formed by the union of two margins in any part of a plant; as, the ventral suture of a legume

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  6. Suture(noun)

    a line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a legume, which really corresponds to a midrib

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  7. Suture(noun)

    the line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

  8. Suture(noun)

    a seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell

    Etymology: [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew to unite with thread.]

Freebase

  1. Suture

    A suture is a type of fibrous joint which only occurs in the skull. They are bound together by Sharpey's fibres. A tiny amount of movement is permitted at sutures, which contributes to the compliance and elasticity of the skull. These joints are synarthroses. It is normal for many of the bones of the skull to remain unfused at birth. The fusion of the skull's bones at birth is known as craniosynostosis. The term "fontanelle" is used to describe the resulting "soft spots". The relative positions of the bones continue to change during the life of the adult, which can provide useful information in forensics and archaeology. In old age, cranial sutures may ossify completely. The joint between the mandible and the cranium, the temporomandibular joint, forms the only non-sutured joint in the skull.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suture

    sū′tūr, n. the mode of connection between the various bones of the cranium and face—serrated, when formed by the union of two edges of bone with projections and indentations fitting into one another—squamous, when formed by the overlapping of the bevelled edges of two contiguous bones: (surg.) the sewing up of a wound by one or other mode, so as to maintain the opposed surfaces in contact: (bot.) the seam at the union of two margins in a plant.—adj. Sū′tūral, relating to a suture.—adv. Sū′tūrally.—n. Sūtūrā′tion.—adj. Sū′tūred, having, or united by, sutures. [L. suturasuĕre, to sew.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suture in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of suture in a Sentence

  1. David Teuscher:

    What has to happen is the tendon has to be reattached to the bone, typically we use non-absorbable or absorbable suture anchors into the humerus bone, and [that] ties the tendon back to the bone, but that won’t hold forever, it has to have a biologic process and undergo a strengthening period.

  2. Oliver Jagoutz:

    Every time you had an ice age, you had an increased suture zone length in the tropics.

  3. Mellow Johnnys in Austin:

    Businesses can no longer be non-participants in the communities they serve, we chose what we think will do the most to suture these divides and place our community on the right side of history. We have had to make these choices before when we felt companies whose products we sold put kids at schools at risk of violence. We lost sales due to this choice.

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