terrace


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to terrace: River terrace

ter·race

(ter'as),
To suture in several rows, thus closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. terra, earth]

terrace

Surgery A layer of sutures used to close thick tissue from the most internal to most external layers. See Sutures.

ter·race

(ter'ăs)
To suture in several rows, in closing a wound through a considerable thickness of tissue.
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. terra, earth]
References in classic literature ?
Others also," said Bagheera, licking his lips and looking at the monkey-dead on the terrace and round the tank.
The paper being written and folded I waited two days until the bano was empty as before, and immediately repaired to the usual walk on the terrace to see if there were any sign of the reed, which was not long in making its appearance.
Then, accustomed to passive obedience, he jumped down from the terrace, ran toward the lane, and at the end of twenty paces met D'Artagnan, who, having seen all, was coming to him.
As auxiliary to this scarcity of fuel, one of the large springs which abound in that country gushed out of the side of the ascent above, and, after creeping sluggishly along the level land, saturating the mossy covering of the rock with moisture, it swept around the base of the little cone that formed the pinnacle of the mountain, and, entering the canopy of smoke near one of the terminations of the terrace, found its way to the lake, not by dashing from rock to rock, but by the secret channels of the earth.
A considerable flight of steps landed them in the wilderness, which was a planted wood of about two acres, and though chiefly of larch and laurel, and beech cut down, and though laid out with too much regularity, was darkness and shade, and natural beauty, compared with the bowling-green and the terrace.
Do you hear a sound like a footstep passing along the terrace, Watt?
The next annoying circumstance was when an apparently strong and healthy young fellow, well dressed, and smiling, came forward to meet her on the terrace, instead of the half-dying unfortunate whom she had expected to see.
Not being willing that, if any evil happened to himself, this paper should compromise a faithful friend, the surintendant was busy tearing it into a thousand morsels, spread about by the wind from the balustrade of the terrace.
They pass into the ball-room, and LADY WINDERMERE and LORD DARLINGTON enter from the terrace.
It sent him into the trees again--into the lower terrace where he could watch the ground below and catch with ears and nose the first intimation of actual contact with his quarry.
She turned sidewise, and looked along the length of the terrace.
Smith and Jones--following, with the other guests at Windygates, in Lady Lundie's train--exchanged their opinions on the merits of the house, standing on a terrace at the back, near a flight of steps which led down into the garden.