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1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth.
2. in anatomy, a knoblike swelling or protuberance.
surgeon's knot (surgical knot) a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop and once through the second loop in square knot fashion.
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the first loop of the knot has two throws rather than a single throw; the second loop has only one throw, which is placed in a square-knot fashion, leaving the free ends in the same plane as the first loop.
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n. pl. surgeons' knots
Any of several knots, especially one similar to a square knot, used in surgery for tying ligatures or stitching incisions.
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sur·geon's knot(sŭr'jŏnz not)
The first loop of the knot has two throws rather than a single throw. The second loop has only one throw and is placed in a square-knot fashion, leaving the free ends in the same plane as the first loop.
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surgeon's knotAny one of a range of secure knots used in surgery for tying LIGATURES or SUTURES, especially a reef knot with an extra throw and an extra twist.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005