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bristle

any short stiff hair of an animal or plant

Bristle

 

the hair of domestic and wild hogs. Bristle consists of a broad base and a shaft, the upper part of which is separated into brushes, or flags. Histologically it is made up of squamous and cortical layers and a medulla. Bristle is similar to wool in chemical composition. Rigid and resilient, bristle has high tensile strength.

There are three basic sources of bristle. It may be obtained from leather factories after the processing of hog hides or from meat-packing plants after the scalding of carcasses. Bristle may also be obtained by combing the animals during the shedding period or by pulling. One hide yields 80 to 160 g of bristle. The amount and quality of bristles depend on the hog’s breed, age, and sex, as well as on the growing region, the season of slaughtering, and the means of collection. Bristle is used for the manufacture of brushes for cleaning and painting.

bristle

[′bris·əl]
(biology)
A short stiff hair or hairlike structure on an animal or plant.
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8220;Shelter Management Group (SMG), again, wishes to welcome Bristle Falls Homeowners Association to our group and tremendous portfolio of communities.
The bristles should not be too hard and choose one that's labelled medium.
Chaetotaxy comprising five distinct longitudinal rows or groupings of setulae/setae: (1) primary acrostichal row, (2) secondary acrostichal row, (3) dorsocentral row, (4) sublateral band, and (5) lateral row; 1+3 dc; 1 postpronotal bristle (+ a few setulae anterior to bristle); 2 notopleural bristles; 1 presutural and 1 postsutural supra-alar bristle (+ 1 setula or seta anteriorly); 2 postalar bristles (lower bristle longer).
10, we could discover there are lots of acicular spinules extending outward at the edge of each bristle; and the longer of the bristle, the more and more intensive of these spinules.
The bristles and toothbrush head can act as ideal refugees for all the fungi and viruses that have accumulated on your teeth throughout the day.
Vileda has Powerfibres cleaning brushes that feature Micro Pearls that help the bristles remove dirt without scratching.
It stops working when the bristle fingers are worn down to the disc hub.
Allison, Ministry of Health, who reported that the seven different batches of suspected horsehair and bristle submitted were heavily contaminated with aerobic spore-bearing organisms, and from one batch of mixed horsehair, he isolated a colony of typical B.
There's a model for lefties, and the bristle head is about three times larger than standard, making it almost impossible to miss a tooth surface.
Bone Bristle traces and celebrates the history of spoken word through performances and interviews with poets such as Jessica Care Moore, Sarah Jones and Abiodun Oyewole.
Alice Thorne from Burbage, Leicestershire, was having her teeth cleaned by her father when she swallowed bristles from the head of her giraffe-shaped brush.
Because natural bristle is usually imported, nylon is cheaper.