Resembling a seam or some aspect of one.

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  • seamlike — adjective see seam I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seamlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a seam especially in forming a linear joint or differentiated line …   Useful english dictionary

  • raphe — The line of union of two contiguous, bilaterally symmetrical structures. SYN: rhaphe. [G. rhaphe, suture, seam] amnionic r. the line of fusion of the amnionic folds over the embryo in reptiles, birds, and certain mammals. r. anococcygea SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • raphe — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek rhaphē seam, from rhaptein to sew Date: circa 1753 1. the seamlike union of the two lateral halves of a part or organ (as the tongue) having externally a ridge or furrow 2. a. the part of the stalk of an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seam — I. noun Etymology: Middle English seem, from Old English sēam; akin to Old English sīwian to sew more at sew Date: before 12th century 1. a. the joining of two pieces (as of cloth or leather) by sewing usually near the edge b. the stitching used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French, from Latin sutura seam, suture, from sutus, past participle of suere to sew more at sew Date: 15th century 1. a. a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raphe — /ray fee/, n., pl. raphae / fee/. 1. Anat. a seamlike union between two parts or halves of an organ or the like. 2. Bot. a. (in certain ovules) a ridge connecting the hilum with the chalaza. b. a median line or slot on a cell wall of a diatom.… …   Universalium

  • raphe — [rā′fē] n. [ModL < Gr rhaphē, seam < rhaptein, to stitch together < IE * werp , * wrep , to turn, twist > RHAPSODY] 1. Anat. a seamlike joining of the two lateral halves of an organ, as of the tongue 2. Bot. a) a ridge of tissue along …   English World dictionary

  • seam — [sēm] n. [ME seme < OE seam, akin to Ger saum < IE base * siw , * sū > SEW] 1. a) a joining of two pieces of material with a line of stitches b) the line of stitches [sew a fine seam] c) the material between the margin of each of the… …   English World dictionary

  • suture — n. & v. n. 1 Surgery a the joining of the edges of a wound or incision by stitching. b the thread or wire used for this. 2 the seamlike junction of two bones, esp. in the skull. 3 Bot. & Zool. a similar junction of parts. Surgery stitch up… …   Useful english dictionary

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