Definitions

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  • n. 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.

Etymologies

From French s├ęton (Wiktionary)

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  • Oh, ew.

    May 5, 2011

  • Body cavity search gone horribly wrong: Immigration officers did a rectal exam. They found a seton which treated an anal fistula. Unfortunately, they pulled it out.

    June 24, 2008