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Seton

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seton

(Science: medicine) 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.

Origin: F. Seton (cf. It. Setone), from L. Seta a thick, stiff hair, a bristle.