Quilled (?), a.

Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills.

"A sharp-quilled porcupine."

Shak.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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