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se·ton

(sē'tŏn),
A wisp of threads, a strip of gauze, a length of wire, or other foreign material passed through the subcutaneous tissues or a cyst to form a sinus or fistula.
[L. seta, bristle]

seton

[sē′ton]
thread, gauze, or other material passed through subcutaneous tissue or a cyst to create a sinus or fistula.

se·ton

(sē'tŏn)
A wisp of threads, a strip of gauze, a length of wire, or other foreign material passed through the subcutaneous tissues or a cyst to form a sinus or fistula.
[L. seta, bristle]

seton

1. a thin woven fabric wick, 6 in × 0.25 in, used as a primitive vaccination technique by dipping the seton in a bowl of 'vaccine', e.g. pleural exudate from a case of contagious bovine pneumonia.
2. a thread of gauze or other suture material threaded through tissue and used to keep a wound open.