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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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The distal regions of the bristles usually sway weakly to and fro in an apparently random motion.
This new species is similar to Chrysotimus xuae Wang, Yang & Grootaert by the brown hairs and bristles on thorax, and the furcated surstylus, but may be separated from the latter by the 7-8 short and black ventral bristles on hind tarsomere 1 base, and the cercus with acute apex.
The bristles should not be too hard and choose one that's labelled medium.
This unique approach not only fixes the bristles but it also eliminates the holes and dirt traps.
The bristles are then painstakingly attached to this object.
Various studies have examined TB bristles in regards to bristle end-rounding, methods for predicting the quality of nylon 612 filament for use as a bristle material, (20) filament round-ending quality in electric toothbrushes (21) and comparisons of the end-rounding of nylon bristles in commercial toothbrushes.
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).
In all of the cases, the bristles were initially identified by radiographs of the neck or CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis, and their origin was confirmed after removal (Table).
Through the above observing and analyzing, we could know the surface structure of pincer of crawfish is mainly constituted by small pits, small semicircle bumps, the clusters of bristles and theirs combination, and they all have the common characteristics that the size and the arrangement are associated with the direction of growth of pincers of crawfish: the direction of them all point to the clamp of pincer, and the size is gradually changing bigger.
Best of all, the bristles are super-soft and don't drop out as you paint, which saves you time and hassle.
8,9) Round-tipped bristles are recommended to prevent damage to gingival tissues, (10) with other shapes being associated with abrasions at the cement-enamel junction (11) and gingival recessions.
Loose bristles coming out of the brush and drying on your project are a headache you can prevent," Dave said.