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surgeon's knot

a knot resembling a reef knot, used by surgeons for tying ligatures and the like.
Origin of surgeon's knot
1805-15 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for surgeon's knot

surgeon's knot

a knot used by surgeons in tying ligatures, etc
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surgeon's knot in Medicine

surgeon's knot sur·geon's knot (sûr'jənz)
n. pl. surgeons' knots
Any of several knots, especially one similar to a square knot, used in surgery for tying ligatures or stitching incisions.

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