nonabsorbable suture

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nonabsorbable suture non·ab·sorb·a·ble suture (nŏn'əb-sôr'bə-bəl, -zôr'-)
n.
A surgical suture made from a material unaffected by the biological activities of the body tissues, and therefore permanent unless removed.

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