• (British) IPA: /ˈs(j)uː.tjə(ɹ)/, /ˈs(j)uː.tʃə(ɹ)/

suture (plural sutures)

  1. A seam formed by sewing two edges together, especially to join pieces of skin in surgically treating a wound.
  2. Thread used to sew or stitch two edges (especially of skin) together.
  3. (geology) An area where separate terrane join together along a major fault.
  4. (anatomy) A type of fibrous joint bound together by Sharpey's fibres which only occurs in the skull.
  5. (anatomy) A seam or line, such as that between the segments of a crustacean, between the whorls of a univalve shell, or where the elytra of a beetle meet.
  6. (botany) The seam at the union of two margins in a plant.
Translations Translations Verb

suture (sutures, present participle suturing; past and past participle sutured)

  1. (transitive) To sew up or join by means of a suture.

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