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1540s, "surgical stitching of a wound, etc.," from Latin sutura "a seam, a sewing together," from sutus, past participle of suere "to sew" (see sew). The verb is recorded from 1777. Related: Sutured; suturing.
suture su·ture (sōō'chər)
The line of junction or an immovable joint between two bones, especially of the skull.
The process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by or as if by sewing.
The surgical method used to close a wound or join tissues.
The fine thread or other material used surgically to close a wound or join tissues.
The line so formed.