suture

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suture
  • noun
    A stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision. (sutures are removed on the 5th to 7th day after the operation)
    An immovable junction between two bones, such as those of the skull. (Craniosynostosis is the second most common birth defect in the face and skull of children, and defined as the premature fusion of the skull bones at the sutures.)

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