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purse-string suture

[purs-string] /ˈpɜrsˌstrɪŋ/
noun, Surgery
a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled.
Origin of purse-string suture
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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purse-string suture in Medicine

purse-string suture n.
A continuous circular suture that is pulled together to invert or close an opening.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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