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bleb

[bleb]
(materials)
A small bubble in a material that has solidified, such as glass.
(petrology)
A small, usually spherical inclusion in a rock mass.
(medicine)
A localized collection of fluid, as serum or blood, in the epidermis.

bleb

A blister or small bubble in a fluid or in a material (such as glass) that has solidified.
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The prevalence of blebs or bullae among young healthy adults: a thoracoscopic investigation.
On the same pattern, OMVs containing vacuolating cytotoxin (VacA), which was immuno-localized in the periplasm and outer membrane of intact Helicobacter pylori bacteria, appeared to originate from blebs arising on the bacterial outer membrane.
Another common feature from the upper part of the Eel Bed is nodular anhydrite with 5-30 mm long blebs, whose lower sides are always lined with dark algal mats.
Traveling to remote areas where medical attention is not readily available or to high altitudes where the blebs can expand and rupture should be considered carefully before undertaken.
The Pilot Test demonstrated that S-ISCO(TM) can be used to treat the MGP-related contaminants (for example, tar-saturated soils, tar blebs and tar-coated lenses) beneath buildings and other potential obstructions (for example, railroad tracks).
In contrast to pseudopods, blebs appeared to be under less precise control as to where they form on a cells' surface, making the impression of a loose cannon.
The Seidel test may also be used to assess leakage from post-operative corneal wounds and filtering blebs following glaucoma surgery.
0x20 Mineralization occurs as blebs and splashes of pitchblende and was observed throughout the radioactive section.
The use of this therapy is desired at times due to the concern of air trapping associated with COPD patients and pressure changes effecting weakened blebs within their lungs.
The inner luminal secretory cells have apocrine decapitation secretions, or blebs, and abundant granular, eosinophilic cytoplasm.
Petrological examination confirmed the oxide blebs were most likely highly weathered chalcopyrite.
Mineralization styles observed in the core includes both syngenetic (bedding parallel and disseminated fine pyrite lenses and blebs replaced by chalcopyrite and carrolite) and epigenetic (fracture and vein hosted sulphides).