What is another word for catgut?

Pronunciation: [kˈatɡʌt] (IPA)

Catgut is a common term used for a type of cord or string made from the intestines of sheep, cows or horses. While catgut was originally derived from the intestines of cats, today it is not made from them. Catgut is commonly associated with musical instrument strings and surgical sutures. However, there are several other synonyms for catgut such as gut, sheep gut, horsehair and sinew. Some musicians and surgeons may refer to it as "gut strings" or "plain gut strings". Overall, while catgut is a commonly used term, there are several other words and phrases used to describe this unique material.

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Usage examples for Catgut

A few stitches are now placed in the wound in the womb, using carbolized catgut.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
This operation is performed by cutting down on the hernia, restoring the organ to the abdominal cavity, and then closing the wound with two sets of stitches; the inner stitches, in the muscular wall, should be made with catgut and the outer stitches, in the skin, may be made with silk or silver wire.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
This having been done, the edges of the wound should be sponged with a little carbolized warm water, and, the lips of the wound in the rumen being turned inward, they should be brought together with catgut stitches.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

Famous quotes with Catgut

  • We have the greatest admiration for this learned doctor: with what scientific stoicism he walks through the land of wonders, unwondering; like a wise man through some huge, gaudy, imposing Vauxhall, whose fire-works, cascades and symphonies, the vulgar may enjoy and believe in,—but where he finds nothing real but the saltpetre, pasteboard and catgut.
    Thomas Carlyle

Related words: catgut string, catgut guitar string, catgut violin string, catgut banjo string, catgut bass string

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