(Latin: sew, stitch)
A stitch is a single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical knots for joining a patient's skin together after an operation.
Each absorbable surgical suture is assimilated into the skin and therefore it does not need to be removed.
2. To equip and to outfit the body for military service: When Robert entered the service with the army, he had to accouter himself with his new uniform before the first roll call.
3. Etymology: from Old French accustrer, "to arrange, to equip"; from Latin a-, "to" + coustrer. "to sew".
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2. The equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
3. Outward forms of recognition; trappings; such as, cathedral ceilings, heated swimming pools, and other accoutrements signaling great wealth.
4. Etymology: from Middle French accoustrement; from accoustrer + -ment, "result of an action"; from Old French acostrer, "to arrange, to sew up".
Although the name implies the usage of the "guts of cats", there is no record of feline entrails being used for this purpose.
Another possible explanation for the name catgut suture is the combination of the words "cattle" and "gut".
2. Dressmakers and fashion designers who are considered as a group.
3. Etymology: from French cousture, "to sew"; from Latin consuere, "to sew together"; from com, "together" +suere, "to sew".
An area where two bones are attached for the purpose of moving body parts.
An articulation, or joint, is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage and the joints are grouped according to their motion:
- A ball and socket joint.
- A hinge joint.
- A condyloid joint (a joint that permits all forms of angular movement except axial rotation).
- A pivot joint.
- A gliding joint.
- A saddle joint
- Gliding, one bony surface that glides on another without angular or rotatory movement.
- Angular, occurs only between long bones, increasing or decreasing the angle between the bones.
- Circumduction, occurs in joints composed of the head of a bone and an articular cavity, the long bone describing a series of circles, the whole forming a cone.
- Rotation, a bone that moves around a central axis without moving from this axis.
Joints can move in four and only four ways: