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ῥᾰφ-ή, ἡ, seam, ἱμάντων Od.22.186; [χιτῶνος] Plu.Cleom.37.

2. suture of the skull, κεφαλὴ οὐκ ἔχουσα ῥαφήν Hdt.9.83, cf. Hp.VC1 (pl.), Pl.Ti.76a, Arist.HA491b2, 516a15; also of the heart and other parts, Id.PA 667a7, 677b19; ῥαφαὶ ὀστέων E.Ph.1159, Supp.503.

II. stitching, sewing, τρήσει καὶ ῥαφῇ χρωμένη σύνθεσις Pl.Plt.280c; αἱ ῥ. τοῦ τραύματος, of a wound that had been sewn up, D.C.43.11.