seton

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See also: Seton, set on, and séton

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French séton

Noun[edit]

seton (plural setons)

  1. (medicine, agriculture) 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.
    • 1904, Gustave Flaubert, Over Strand and Field[1]:
      The animal was lean and tall, and had a moth-eaten mane, rough hoofs and loose shoes; a seton bobbed up and down on its breast.

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