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seton

[seet-n] /ˈsit n/
noun, Surgery
1.
a thread or the like inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage or to guide subsequent passage of a tube.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sētōn- (stem of sētō), equivalent to sēt(a) seta + -ōn- noun suffix

Seton

[seet-n] /ˈsit n/
noun
1.
Saint Elizabeth Ann (Bayley) ("Mother Seton") 1774–1821, U.S. educator, social-welfare reformer, and religious leader: first native-born American to be canonized (1975).
2.
Ernest Thompson, 1860–1946, English writer and illustrator in the U.S.
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Seton

/ˈsiːtən/
noun
1.
Ernest Thompson. 1860–1946, US author and illustrator of animal books, born in England
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seton in Medicine

seton se·ton (sēt'n)
n.
Material such as thread, wire, or gauze that is passed through subcutaneous tissues or through a cyst in order to form a sinus or fistula.

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