[ pûrs′strĭng′ ]
An intestinal clamp with jaws at an angle to the handle, used in performing a purse-string suture of the bowel.
A Brief History Of Writing InstrumentsThe quill fueled most written communication from the 6th to the 19th century. Quills were made of hollow bird feathers, most commonly goose feathers.
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