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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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In sagittal suture, S3 (pars obelica) closes earlier than other parts.
In our present study we have found that the sagittal suture starts fusing endocranially at the between 20-29 years and completion is perfected at the age of 60-69 years, and this observation conforms with that reported by Todd & Lyon.
Within sagittal suture segment, pars obelica (S3) closes earlier followed by pars lambdica (S4), pars vertices (S2), pars bregmatica (S1).
* Babies with sagittal suture synostosis may experience some redness over the ears.
It was also verified the anterior and posterior ends of the suture and the existence of continuity with the internasal and sagittal sutures.
He also had a short nose with anteverted nares, a palpable sagittal suture, and a dolichocephalic skull shape (figure 2).
of fontaine spring, filter) is "a soft spot, such as one of the membrane-covered spaces (fonticuli cranii [NA]) remaining in the incompletely ossified skull of a fetus or infant." [1] The anterior fontanelle is the unossified area of the skull situated at the junction of the frontal, coronal, and sagittal sutures. The posterior fontanelle is the unossified area of the skull at the junction of the sagittal and lambdoidal sutures.
The coronal suture usually splits first, followed by the lambdoid and the sagittal sutures.[5]