quilled suture

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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