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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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Suitable for use with all types of paint, the brushes have sleek no-bristle-loss synthetic bristles, which are easy to control - even doing fiddly bits - and give an excellent finish.
Unique to the new model is the new InterCare Brush Head, featuring anchor-free tufting technology, allowing for the brush head to be fitted with more bristles than traditional brush heads that can be arranged in various patterns to perform specific tasks.
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Frons brown, midline length about equal to maximum breadth, microtrichia absent, with only 7 hairs toward each side, 2 below antial bristles and none in middle.