coaptation suture


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ap·po·si·tion su·ture

a suture of the skin only.
Synonym(s): coaptation suture
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coaptation suture

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ap·po·si·tion su·ture

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn sū'chŭr)
A suture that holds together margins of a skin wound only.
Synonym(s): coaptation suture.
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coaptation suture

A preliminary suture to approximate wound edges before definitive closure.
See also: suture
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