pre sutural

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suture su·ture (sōō'chər)
n.

  1. The line of junction or an immovable joint between two bones, especially of the skull.

  2. The process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by or as if by sewing.

  3. The surgical method used to close a wound or join tissues.

  4. The fine thread or other material used surgically to close a wound or join tissues.

  5. The line so formed.

v. su·tured, su·tur·ing, su·tures
To join by means of sutures or a suture.
su'tur·al adj.
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