Absorbable suture



absorbable suture

absorbable suture n.
A surgical suture that is composed of a material that is digestible by tissues of the body.

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    the capacity of a substance to absorb radiation, expressed as the common logarithm of the reciprocal of the transmittance of the substance. noun (physics) a measure of the light-absorbing ability of an object, expressed as the logarithm to base 10 of the reciprocal of the internal transmittance See transmittance absorbance ab·sorb·ance (əb-sôr’bəns, -zôr’-) or ab·sorb·an·cy […]

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