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Definition of "seton" [seton]

  • A few silk threads or horsehairs, or a strip of linen or the like, introduced beneath the skin by a knife or needle, so as to form an issue; also, the issue so formed. (noun)

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Use "seton" in a sentence
  • "Arculanus is said to have re-introduced the use of the seton, that is the method of producing intense counter-irritation by the introduction of some foreign body into an incision in the skin."
  • "A seton is the first thing; the bowels should be preserved from constipation; and the nitrate of silver, in doses of one-eighth of a grain, made into a pill with linseed meal, and increased to a quarter of a grain, should be given morning and night."
  • "Body Cavity Search Takes a Turn for the Worse -- During a rectal exam, immigration officers "unknowingly" pull out a seton."