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Noun: catgut  'kat,gút
  1. Perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
    - goat's rue, wild sweet pea, Tephrosia virginiana
  2. A strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
    - gut

Derived forms: catguts

Type of: cord, hoary pea

Part of: suture

Encyclopedia: Catgut