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gut

 [gut]
2. the primordial digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, midgut, and hindgut.
chromic gut (chromicized gut) surgical gut treated with a chromic salt to increase its resistance to absorption in tissues.
surgical gut an absorbable sterile strand prepared from collagen derived from healthy mammals, used for absorbable sutures. It was originally prepared from the submucous layer of the intestines of sheep. Called also catgut.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cat·gut

(kat'gŭt),
An absorbable surgical suture material made from the collagenous fibers of the submucosa of certain animals (for example, sheep or cows); misnamed catgut.
[probably from kit, a small violin, through confusion with kit, a small cat]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

catgut

(kăt′gŭt′)
n.
A tough thin cord made from the treated and stretched intestines of certain animals, especially sheep, and used for stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets and for surgical ligatures.
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An absorbable suture material from the submucosa of bovine intestine
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

catgut

Surgery An absorbable suture material from the submucosa of bovine intestine. Cf Silk.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cat·gut

(kat'gŭt)
An absorbable surgical suture material made from the collagenous fibers of the submucosa of certain animals, usually sheep or cows.
[probably from kit, a small violin, through confusion with kit, a small cat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

catgut

Twisted strips of COLLAGEN prepared from sheep intestine and used as surgical stitches (SUTURES) and ties (LIGATURES). Catgut is absorbable and need not be removed. Chromic catgut is processed chemically to retard the rate of absorption.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cat·gut

(kat'gŭt)
Absorbable surgical suture material made from the collagenous fibers of the submucosa of certain animals (e.g., sheep or cows); name is misnomer.
[probably from kit, a small violin, through confusion with kit, a small cat]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Peritoneum and muscle were sutured by 2 row simple continuous suture no.--1 chromic cat gut, subcutaneous suture were given by Vicryl no.--2/ 0 and Skin sutures were applied by trulene in simple interrupted pattern.
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The tumorous masses were removed surgically and the haemorrhage was controlled by chromic cat gut #1 and firing irons.
The bleeding points were clamped and ligated with # 3/0 chromic cat gut, while the mucosa was apposed by simple interrupted sutures using chromic cat gut #2/0 (Fig.
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