locking suture


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locking suture

a running suture in which the suture material is made to pass through the loop made from the previous stitch.
Synonym(s): lock stitch

lock·ing su·ture

(lok'ing sū'chŭr)
A running suture in which the suture material is made to pass through the loop made from the previous stitch.
Synonym(s): lock stitch.

locking suture

A continuous suture in which the needle is passed through the loop of the preceding stitch.
Synonym: glover's suture
See also: suture