Definition of Catgut

1. Noun. Perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone.

Exact synonyms: Goat's Rue, Tephrosia Virginiana, Wild Sweet Pea
Generic synonyms: Hoary Pea



2. Noun. A strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery.
Exact synonyms: Gut
Generic synonyms: Cord
Substance meronyms: Suture
Derivative terms: Gut

Definition of Catgut

1. n. A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, esp. of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc.

Definition of Catgut

1. Noun. A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, especially of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc. ¹

2. Noun. The material from which such cords are made. ¹

3. Noun. A sort of linen or canvas, with wide interstices. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catgut

1. a strong cord [n -S]

Medical Definition of Catgut

1. Sterile collagen strands obtained from healthy mammals. They are used as absorbable surgical ligatures and are frequently impregnated with chromium or silver for increased strength. They tend to cause tissue reaction. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Catgut

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"He states that it is comparatively easy to destroy all the germs in catgut if the latter is entirely free from fat, and is then submitted to a temperature ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"The older practise of impregnating catgut with the ordinary crystalline ... These serious disadvantages of iodized catgut have been overcome through the use ..."

3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1896)
"As compared with catgut, I found kangaroo tendon to possess these disadvantages : 1. Its very high price. 2. The uneven thickness, not only of different ..."

4. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"By the rounded and softened end the catgut is introduced in the same way as a style or probe, through the opening of the sac into the duct, and pushed down ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1878)
"THE catgut LIGATURE. There is no subject of greater importance to surgeons than the safety and utility of the catgut ligature, and the cases presented to ..."

6. Ĺ’dema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"What we have to say is best begun by detailing the results of a few experiments on the contraction of catgut. 1. Observations on the Contraction of catgut ..."

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