from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by or as if by sewing.
- n. The material, such as thread, gut, or wire, that is used in this procedure.
- n. The line or stitch so formed.
- n. Medicine The fine thread or other material used surgically to close a wound or join tissues.
- n. Medicine The stitch so formed.
- n. Anatomy The line of junction or an immovable joint between two bones, especially of the skull.
- n. Biology A seamlike joint or line of articulation, such as the line of dehiscence in a dry fruit or the spiral seam marking the junction of whorls of a gastropod shell.
- transitive v. To join by means of sutures or a suture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Seam formed by sewing two edges (especially of skin) together.
- n. Thread used to sew two edges (especially of skin) together; stitch.
- n. An area where separate terranes join together along a major fault.
- n. A type of fibrous joint bound together by Sharpey's fibres which only occurs in the skull.
- v. to sew up or join by means of a suture
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching.
- n. The stitch by which the parts are united.
- n. 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.
- n. The line, or seam, formed by the union of two margins in any part of a plant.
- n. A line resembling a seam.
- n. The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent.
- n. A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of sewing; a sewing together, or joining along a line or seam; hence (rarely), the state of being connected; connectedness.
- n. A line of joining, uniting, or closure as if by sewing, stitching, or knitting together; a seam; a raphe. ; ;
- n. 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. In surgery: The uniting of the lips or edges of a wound by stitching or stitches, or in some equivalent manner.
- n. One of the stitches or fastenings used to make such a union of the lips of a wound.
- n. In entomology, same as clypeal suture.
- To unite in a suture or with sutures; sew up, or sew together; connect as if united by a suture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. join with a suture
- n. a seam used in surgery
- n. an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
- n. thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
Middle English, from Latin sūtūra, from sūtus, past participle of suere, to sew.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sūtūra ("suture"). (Wiktionary)