cyanoacrylate

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cyanoacrylate

A powerful adhesive, popularly known as Superglue that is occasionally used in surgery as a substitute for stitches. In many cases the results are better than with sutures. The adhesive is marketed for surgical use under the generic name enbucrilate and the brand name Histoacryl.
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