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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Seton, Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Known as "Mother Seton.” 1774-1821. American religious leader. A widowed mother of five, she converted to Catholicism (1805), opened a parochial school in Maryland, and founded a religious order, the Sisters of Charity (1809). She was the first native-born American to be canonized (1975).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A few silk threads or horsehairs, or a strip of linen or the like, introduced beneath the skin by a knife or needle, so as to form an issue; also, the issue so formed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pass a tape or strip of linen through the skin to form a fistula; use a seton-needle and seton to obtain counter-irritation, to apply medicaments, and to secure drainage.
  • n. In surgery:
  • n. A skein of silk or cotton, or similar material, passed under the true skin and the cellular tissue beneath, in order to maintain an artificial issue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States religious leader who was the first person born in the United States to be canonized (1774-1821)
  • v. attack someone physically or emotionally

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