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suture

1. Surgery
a. catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
b. the surgical seam formed after joining two surfaces
2. Anatomy a type of immovable joint, esp between the bones of the skull (cranial suture)
3. Zoology a line of junction in a mollusc shell, esp the line between adjacent chambers of a nautiloid shell
4. Botany a line marking the point of dehiscence in a seed pod or capsule

Suture

 

the surgical uniting, chiefly by a surgical needle and suture material, of tissues cut during surgery or separated by an injury. Threads made of silk, linen, or Dacron and other polymeric materials are used in superficial sutures. In buried sutures, which are applied to internal organs and tissues, absorbable materials, such as catgut or biologically inert polymeric threads, are used; buried sutures are not removed.

One type of superficial suture, cosmetic suture, which is applied to the face, is made using threads of horsehair or thin ca-pron. Osteorrhaphy (osteosynthesis) is a type of buried suture. Primary, primo-secondary, and secondary sutures are distinguished on the basis of when the sutures are applied, which depends on the type of wound. The sutureless union of tissues is achieved with various adhesives made from polymeric materials (for example, cyanoacrylate) or with metal clamps.

suture

[′sü·chər]
(biology)
A distinguishable line of union between two closely united parts.
(medicine)
A fine thread used to close a wound or surgical incision.
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Head with epistoma faintly convex, microreticulate, sparsely, finely and somewhat irregularly punctured; clypeus subtruncate anteriorly, widely rounded at sides, quite thickly bordered, edge rather elongately bristled laterally; genae acute, posteriorly truncate, elongately ciliate, strongly protruding more than eyes; frontal suture finely impressed; front sparsely and superficially punctured.
Head with epistoma faintly convex on disc, finely irregularly punctured, punctation somewhat coarser and denser distally; clypeus subtruncate anteriorly, widely rounded at sides, thinly bordered, the edge laterally elongately ciliate; genae rather acutely angulate, elongately ciliate, distinctly protruding more than eyes; frontal suture distinct, somewhat raised; front very sparsely, finely and regularly punctured.
Head with epistoma faintly gibbous at middle, distinctly coarsely punctured toward apical margin, nearly smooth at center, posteriorly and laterally coarsely irregularly punctured; clypeus anteriorly nearly truncate, widely rounded and elongately bristled at sides, quite strongly bordered, edge upturned; genae acutely angulate, elongately bristled, protruding much more than eyes; frontal suture nearly faint.
Head with epistoma flat, very sparsely and finely punctured; punctation denser and coarser distally; clypeus subtruncate, widely rounded at sides, quite thickly bordered, edge laterally elongately ciliate; genae angulate, elongately ciliate, strongly protruding more than eyes; frontal suture feebly raised, not tuberculate at all; front finely and subregularly punctured.