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droplet

[′dräp·lət]
(medicine)
A tiny drop of matter consisting of water, mucus, and bacterial products, released through the nasal passages or expectorated.
(meteorology)
A water droplet in the atmosphere; there is no defined size limit separating droplets from drops of water, but sometimes a maximum diameter of 0.2 millimeter is the limit for droplets.
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However, the significance of emulsified bitumen droplet coalescence cannot be underestimated since it serves to "collect" the micron-scale droplets into larger drops that are more amenable to aeration.
The visible droplets clinging to the surface of the lenses was noticed only when measurements stopped and the three components of the analyzer system were disassembled.
QuantaLife will use the credit to continue the development and commercialization of Droplet Digital PCR.
To measure droplet sizes, the researchers placed a double-pulse laser downstream from the nozzles and used a high-speed camera to capture images of the droplets in flight as they went through the tunnel.
In spraying, a stream of bulk paint is broken up (atomized) into droplets by rapid extrusion through a small orifice.
All droplets were drawn from the same fingerprick, and the researchers followed best practices in obtaining the droplets.
In common occurring technologies such as liquid fuel burning, fireplaces or air conditioning systems droplets are quite small.
In the new study, published online in the Journal of Archaeological Science, scientists analyzed siliceous scoria droplets -- porous granules associated with melting -- from four sites in Northern Syria dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years ago.
According to CDC, droplets from cough and sneeze can travel short distances, less than 3 feet or 1 metre from one person to another.
The laser zapped ultrashort pulses--each 50 millionths of a billionth of a second in duration--that struck some of the droplets.
John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics, said that the tendency of these droplets to stay airborne, resuspended by gas clouds, means that ventilation systems may be more prone to transmitting potentially infectious particles than had been suspected.
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