suture etymology

English word suture comes from Proto-Indo-European *sīw-, and later Proto-Italic *sūō (Sew, stitch.)

Detailed word origin of suture

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sīw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to sew
*sūō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Sew, stitch.
suo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I devise, cobble.. I join, fasten together.. I sew, stitch.
sutura Latin (lat) A sewing together; seam, suture.
suture English (eng) (transitive) To sew up or join by means of a suture. (anatomy) A seam or line, such as that between the segments of a crustacean, between the whorls of a univalve shell, or where the elytra of a beetle meet.. (anatomy) A type of fibrous joint bound together by Sharpey's fibres which only occurs in the skull.. (geology) An area where separate terrane join together along a major fault.. A seam [...]

Words with the same origin as suture

Descendants of *sīw-
sew sewer sewing sow