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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery; Perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and.

Usage examples (37)
  • They may be called catgut, but they are actually made from sheep intestines.
  • Although it is called catgut, this is a misnomer as it is sheep or goat intestines and not feline.
  • The same "catgut" is used for medical sutures in surgery and strings for tennis rackets.
  • Originally the smaller intestines of beasts, as of the pig, but here used as equalling "catgut". for more
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