Wiring together the fragments of a broken bone. SYN: osteosuture. [osteo- + G. rhaphe, suture]

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os·te·or·rha·phy (os″te-orґə-fe) [osteo- + -rrhaphy] the suturing or wiring of bones.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • osteosuture — SYN: osteorrhaphy. * * * os·teo·su·ture (osґte o soo″chər) [osteo + suture] osteorrhaphy …   Medical dictionary

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