• WordNet 3.6
    • v suture join with a suture "suture the wound after surgery"
    • n suture thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
    • n suture a seam used in surgery
    • n suture an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Suture (Bot) A line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a legume, which really corresponds to a midrib.
    • Suture (Zoöl) A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell.
    • Suture 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.
    • Suture (Zoöl) The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent.
    • Suture (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.
    • Suture (Bot) The line, or seam, formed by the union of two margins in any part of a plant; as, the ventral suture of a legume.
    • Suture (Surg) The stitch by which the parts are united.
    • Suture (Surg) The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suture The act of sewing; a sewing together, or joining along a line or seam; hence (rarely), the state of being connected; connectedness.
    • n suture A line of joining, uniting, or closure as if by sewing, stitching, or knitting together; a seam; a raphe. ; . Specifically— In anatomy, a linear synarthrosis or immovable articulation, especially of the bones of the skull. In man and other mammals all the cranial bones excepting the lower jaw are united by joints technically called sutures, and in all vertebrates which have bony skulls the sutures are numerous, uniting most of the bones. Sutures are classified or described in various ways: by the mode of apposition of the united surfaces or edges of the bones, as the squamous suture, the harmonic suture, the dentate, the limbate, etc. (see synarthrosis)
    • n suture In botany, the seam or line of junction between two edges, as between the component carpels of a pericarp, there commonly marking the line of dehiscence.
    • n suture In surgery: The uniting of the lips or edges of a wound by stitching or stitches, or in some equivalent manner.
    • n suture One of the stitches or fastenings used to make such a union of the lips of a wound.
    • n suture In entomology, same as clypeal suture.
    • suture To unite in a suture or with sutures; sew up, or sew together; connect as if united by a suture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Suture sū′tūr 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: :
    • n Suture sū′tūr (surg.) the sewing up of a wound by one or other mode, so as to maintain the opposed surfaces in contact
    • n Suture sū′tūr (bot.) the seam at the union of two margins in a plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture,. See Sew to unite with thread
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. suturasuĕre, to sew.


In literature:

The anther is attached at the back of its base or middle to the top of the filament in the suture separating the two large cells.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Sterilised silk and catgut for sutures.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
There is a year in which the sutures close.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
In some species the cells were indicated by distinct sutures, forming a rough or corrugated fruit.
"Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato" by William Warner Tracy
The wound was closed with interrupted sutures.
"Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky" by David W. Yandell
In a number of cases the muscle has been fixed by sutures with satisfactory results.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
His cranial sutures close, the growth of the brain is arrested, and the development of his mind comes to an end.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
This last was closed by the quill suture.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Surgical instruments and sutures.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
What are the uses of the sutures?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter

In poetry:

Now when I am old my teachers are the young.
What can't be molded must be cracked and sprung.
I strain at lessons fit to start a suture.
I got to school to youth to learn the future.
"What Fifty Said.." by Robert Frost

In news:

SentreHeart Secures $26 Million to Commercialize Lariat Suture Delivery Device.
Life-Like Suturing Training Models.
3-Dmed®, makers of the Minimally Invasive Box Training System (MITS) & Accessories introduces LifeLike BioTissue High-fidelity product line for laparoscopic and open suturing skills training.
Suture medialization of the middle turbinates during endoscopic sinus surgery.
ProGlide Delivers Medicated Sutures to Seal the Femoral Access Site.
Sutura to Feature New Suturing Solution.
Sutura Inc will showcase its new SuperStitch EL, a vascular and cardiovascular suturing device, for sale in the US and Europe.
The physiological nature of the suture determines the type of motion in which it participates, and what it will allow.
Overall, Ethicon manufactures enough sutures in one year to circle the world 10 times or to reach the moon, speakers said.
Sutura to Feature New Suturing Solution.
Sutura Inc will showcase its new SuperStitch EL, a vascular and cardiovascular suturing device, for sale in the US and Europe.
New Suture Advance From the Technion.
Vancouver doctor uses glue instead of sutures.
Using glue instead of sutures bypasses need for general anesthesia.
Using LANAP laser surgery, Dr Shenk treats dental periodontal disease without needing to cut the gums with a scalpel or suture them back into place.

In science:

Etnyre, David Shea Vela-Vick, and Rumen Zarev, Bordered sutured Floer homology and invariants of Legendrian and transverse knots, In preparation, 2011.
On the equivalence of Legendrian and transverse invariants in knot Floer homology
Andr´as Juh´asz, Holomorphic discs and sutured manifolds, Algebr.
On the equivalence of Legendrian and transverse invariants in knot Floer homology
Y-Q Wu, Sutured manifold hierarchies, essential laminations, and Dehn surgery, J.
Small surfaces and Dehn filling
With the correct choice, this claim is well known in the case of products (and more generally for taut sutured manifolds ).
On the Andrews-Curtis conjecture and algorithms from topology
Ni, Sutured Heegaard diagrams for knots. math.
On knot Floer homology for some fibered knots