polyester

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polyester

a multifilament strand of synthetic polymer.

polyester base
the film on which the photographic emulsion is added to make an x-ray plate.
polyester mesh
see surgical mesh.
polyester suture
a multifilament strand, Dacron impregnated or coated with Teflon, silicone or polybutylate used as nonabsorbable sutures. Their virtue is their strength, their disadvantage the difficulty encountered in tying a knot that holds.
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Non-absorbable sutures such as silk, nylon and polyester sutures are available for the surgeon who does not mind removing sutures.
Products include Force Fiber[R] suture of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene; Tevdek[R] and Polydek[R] polyester sutures and tapes; resins; and yarns.
High-strength sutures containing UHMWPE may be replacing braided polyester sutures.