Glover's suture
Suture Su"ture, n. [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See {Sew} to unite with thread.] 1. The act of sewing; also, the line along which two things or parts are sewed together, or are united so as to form a seam, or that which resembles a seam. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) (a) The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching. (b) The stitch by which the parts are united. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) The line of union, or seam, in an immovable articulation, like those between the bones of the skull; also, such an articulation itself; synarthrosis. See {Harmonic suture}, under {Harmonic}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) (a) The line, or seam, formed by the union of two margins in any part of a plant; as, the ventral suture of a legume. (b) A line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a legume, which really corresponds to a midrib. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent. (b) A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell. [1913 Webster]

{Glover's suture}, {Harmonic suture}, etc. See under {Glover}, {Harmonic}, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Glover's stitch — Glover Glov er, n. One whose trade it is to make or sell gloves. [1913 Webster] {Glover s suture} or {Glover s stitch}, a kind of stitch used in sewing up wounds, in which the thread is drawn alternately through each side from within outward.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suture — Su ture, n. [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See {Sew} to unite with thread.] 1. The act of sewing; also, the line along which two things or parts are sewed together, or are united so as to form a seam, or that which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glover — Glov er, n. One whose trade it is to make or sell gloves. [1913 Webster] {Glover s suture} or {Glover s stitch}, a kind of stitch used in sewing up wounds, in which the thread is drawn alternately through each side from within outward. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suture — The word suture has several uses in medicine, including: {{}}Cranial suture A type of joint between the bones of the skull where the bones are held tightly together by fibrous tissue. A surgical suture Thread like material used to sew tissue… …   Medical dictionary

  • Harmonic suture — Suture Su ture, n. [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or stitch: cf. F. suture. See {Sew} to unite with thread.] 1. The act of sewing; also, the line along which two things or parts are sewed together, or are united so as to form a seam, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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