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SE'TON, n. [l. seta, a bristle.] In surgery, a few horsehairs or small threads, or a twist of silk, drawn through the skin by a large needle, by which a small opening is made and which is continued for the discharge of humors.
n. Surgery a skein of cotton etc. passed below the skin and left with the ends protruding to promote drainage etc. Etymology: ME f. med.L seto, seta silk, app. f. L seta bristle
Seton Se"ton, n. [F. s['e]ton (cf. It. setone), from L. seta a thick, stiff hair, a bristle.] (Med. & Far.) 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.