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Suture thread.
An example of the element Tantalum

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Suture thread.
This is a package of braided tantalum thread/wire intended to be used for sewing people up. Tantalum is used in body parts (see my skull plates above) because it's compatible with long-term exposure to human tissue. I don't know if it is still used for sutures: These are quite old.
Source: eBay seller artie324
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 17 August, 2004
Text Updated: 11 March, 2007
Price: $5
Size: 3"
Purity: 99%
Sample Group: Medical
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