nonabsorbable surgical suture
non·ab·sorb·a·ble sur·gi·cal su·ture
surgical suture material that is relatively unaffected by the biologic activities of the body tissues and is therefore permanent unless removed; for example, stainless steel, silk, cotton, nylon, and other synthetic materials.
non·ab·sorb·a·ble sur·gi·cal su·ture(nonăb-sōrbă-ĕl sŭrji-kăl sūchŭr)
Type of suture material relatively unaffected by biologic activities of body tissues and therefore permanent unless removed; e.g., stainless steel, silk, cotton, and nylon and other synthetic materials.