pursestring suture

purse-string suture

[purs-string]
noun Surgery.
a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled.

Origin:
1900–05

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

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