Meaning of catgut

cat•gut

Pronunciation: (kat'gut"), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong cord made by twisting the dried intestines of animals, as sheep, used in stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets, for surgical sutures, etc.
  2. goat's-rue.
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