What is catgut?

Catgut is a tough, thin thread made from sterilized connective tissue of healthy animals;
used as absorbable surgical ligatures and sutures.

Catgut is a type of cord that is prepared from the natural fiber found in the walls of animal intestines. Catgut makers usually use sheep or goat intestines, but occasionally use the intestines of cattle, hogs, horses, mules, or donkeys. Despite…

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