noun, Surgery.
a thread or the like inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage or to guide subsequent passage of a tube.
Saint Elizabeth Ann (Bayley) (“Mother Seton”) 1774–1821, U.S. educator, social-welfare reformer, and religious leader: first native-born American to be canonized (1975).
Ernest Thompson, 1860–1946, English writer and illustrator in the U.S.
Ernest Thompson. 1860–1946, US author and illustrator of animal books, born in England

seton se·ton (sēt’n)
Material such as thread, wire, or gauze that is passed through subcutaneous tissues or through a cyst in order to form a sinus or fistula.


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