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catgut or gut, cord made from the intestines of various animals (especially sheep and horses, but not cats). The membrane is chemically treated, and slender strands are woven together into cords of great strength, which are used for stringing musical instruments such as the violin and the harp. Roman strings, imported from Italy, are considered the best for musical instruments. Catgut is also used for stringing tennis rackets and for some surgical sutures.

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catgut (kat-gut) n. a natural fibrous material prepared from the tissues of animals, usually from sheep intestines, formerly widely used to sew up wounds and tie off blood vessels during surgery. The catgut gradually dissolves and is absorbed by the tissues, so that the stitches do not have to be removed later.

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cat·gut / ˈkatˌgət/ • n. a material used for the strings of musical instruments and for surgical sutures, made of the dried twisted intestines of sheep or horses, but not cats.

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catgut dried intestines of sheep, etc. used for the strings of musical instruments. XVI. f. CAT + GUT; the reason for the use of cat is unkn.

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