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mottle

[′mäd·əl]
(medicine)
An effect that occurs during radiological imaging when the dose of radiation is reduced to a level where quantum effects can be observed.

mottle

1. The pattern or arrangement of spots and cloudings forming a mottled surface, esp. in marble, or in wood veneer as a result of unusual variation in fiber growth or fiber arrangement. Also see fiddleback, quilted figure, blister figure. 2.See mottling.
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Despite the family fearing the worst, Mottle, who lost an eye in the attack, survived after spending three nights at the vets.
Scientists don't yet know whether pepper mild mottle in water is a good indicator of the potential for swimmers to get sick.
Results from several installations include elimination of mottle and reduction in binder levels.
Mottle size was considered more important than mottle abundance, so mottle size classes were assigned the following weighting factors for multiplying mottle colour index numbers with: fine = 0.
Conventional high-low-high drying theory to avoid mottle was valid with lightweight coated (LWC) coat drying when the speed was 1000 m/min and the delay times for convective drying were relatively long.
Mottle Umber caterpillars have chomped their way through 2.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PRINT MOTTLE: PRESSROOM CHALLENGES,INK/PAPER/COATING CHEMISTRY, MOTTLE TESTING, AND PRINT TRIAL CASE STUDY VIRTUAL SEMINAR SERIES, PART 1
Products are evaluated on the most critical ink attributes such as page yield, fill weight, cartridge integrity, dry time, optical density, mottle and color gamut.
TAPPI Virtual Seminars provide cost-effective, timely information on a variety of important topics including supply chain management, product development, negotiations, print mottle, reliability and maintenance, strategic sourcing, and more.
The testing process includes page yield, fill weight, cartridge integrity (electrical and mechanical function), dry time, optical density, mottle (fluctuation of density within a solid area of color) and color gamut (the entire range of perceived color that can be obtained).
Matti Lares of Metso Paper presented a detailed study showing the influence of base stock characteristics on coated board quality and printability, especially mottle.