absorbable surgical suture


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ab·sorb·a·ble sur·gi·cal su·ture

a surgical suture material prepared from a substance that can be dissolved by body tissues and is therefore not permanent; it is available in various diameters and tensile strengths; the rate of dimunition of strength depends on the characteristics of the suture material.

absorbable surgical suture

Etymology: L, absorbere, to suck up; Gk, cheirourgos, surgery; L, sutura
a suture made from material that can be completely digested (by enzyme activity) or hydrolyzed (by water).

ab·sorb·a·ble sur·gi·cal su·ture

(ăb-sōrbĕnt sŭrji-kăl sūchŭr)
Suture material prepared from a substance that can be dissolved by body tissues and is therefore not permanent.

ab·sorb·a·ble sur·gi·cal su·ture

(ab-sōrbĕnt sŭrji-kăl sūchŭr)
One made of material prepared from a substance that can be dissolved by body tissues and is therefore not permanent; it is available in various diameters and tensile strengths; rate of diminution of strength depends on the characteristics of the suture material.