a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled.
purse-string suture n.
A continuous circular suture that is pulled together to invert or close an opening.
[purs] /pɜrs/ noun 1. a woman’s handbag or pocketbook. 2. a small bag, pouch, or case for carrying money. 3. anything resembling a purse in appearance, use, etc. 4. a sum of money offered as a prize or reward. 5. a sum of money collected as a present or the like. 6. money, resources, or […]
[purs-leyn, -lin] /ˈpɜrs leɪn, -lɪn/ noun 1. a low, trailing plant, Portulaca oleracea, having yellow flowers, used as a salad plant and potherb. Compare . 2. any other plant of the purslane family. /ˈpɜːslɪn; -leɪn/ noun 1. a weedy portulacaceous plant, Portulaca oleracea, with small yellow flowers and fleshy leaves, which are used in salads […]
[per-soo] /pərˈsu/ verb (used with object), pursued, pursuing. 1. to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase. 2. to follow close upon; go with; attend: Bad luck pursued him. 3. to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc.). 4. to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, […]
noun 1. the plant family Portulacaceae, characterized by chiefly herbaceous plants having simple, often fleshy leaves, sometimes showy flowers, and capsular fruit, and including bitterroot, purslane, red maids, rose moss, and spring beauty.