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Pronunciation: su'chur


  1. A form of fibrous joint in which two bones formed in membrane are united by a fibrous membrane continuous with the periosteum.
  2. To unite two surfaces by sewing.
  3. The material (silk thread, wire, synthetic material, etc.) with which two surfaces are kept in apposition.
  4. The seam so formed, a surgical suture.

Synonym(s): suturaTA, suture joint

[L. sutura, a seam]

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