- A form of fibrous joint in which two bones formed in membrane are united by a fibrous membrane continuous with the periosteum.
- To unite two surfaces by sewing.
- The material (silk thread, wire, synthetic material, etc.) with which two surfaces are kept in apposition.
- The seam so formed, a surgical suture.
Synonym(s): suturaTA, suture joint
[L. sutura, a seam]
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