Quilled suture
Quilled Quilled, a. Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills. ``A sharp-quilled porcupine.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Quilled suture} (Surg.), a variety of stitch in which the threads after being passed deeply through the edges of a wound are secured about two quills or bodies of similar shape, in order to produce a suitable degree of pressure. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quilled — Quilled, a. Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills. A sharp quilled porcupine. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Quilled suture} (Surg.), a variety of stitch in which the threads after being passed deeply through the edges of a wound are secured… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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