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.
I. biographical name Saint Elizabeth Ann 1774-1821 Mother Seton née Bayley American religious leader II. biographical name Ernest Thompson 1860-1946 originally surname Thompson American (English-born) writer & illustrator
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.