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A single, large, continuous filament (single-strand thread) of a natural or synthetic fiber.



a single untwisted synthetic fiber that is thicker than ordinary elementary filaments. It is used in the manufacture of various articles; for example, Nylon-b monofilaments are used in stockings.

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Semmes- Weinstein nylon Monofilaments,Precisely calibrated, equal length Semmes-Weinstein nylon Monofilaments embedded in a plastic handle for measuring cutaneous protective sensations.
It is not too surprising that experts believe clear monofilament is one of the most versatile lines you can use if you're looking for something that will be near-invisible to fish in most situations, while heavy braided lines are considered to be the most visible.
a) Touch sensibility testing using monofilaments (MF)
Steffen Husfeldt, who has been successfully managing the Chemnitz site for decades said: With our investment in the new technology center, we are underlining the fact that our innovative power in the area of tape and monofilament systems is being concentrated, and consequently sustainably anchored, here in Chemnitz.
For monofilaments, Berkley's Trilene led the way, followed by Stren, and Berkley Big Game.
The new company will operate under the name Reimotec Winding Technology as part of the business unit Reimotec, thus completing the Reimotec product range of monofilament, artificial turf and strapping tape lines.
The CTF results are "very interesting, and I think that this is certainly a useful addition to the monofilaments," he said in an interview, adding that they are consistent with last year's recommendation of using monofilaments together with one other of four tests.
Boulton, who divides his time between the Manchester (England) Diabetes Centre and the University of Miami, noted that data from prospective studies also support the monofilaments.
12) The reproducibility and predictive value of monofilaments in identifying diabetes patients at risk for serious limb complications have led the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization to recommend their use.
Among the very first commercial PP applications were monofilaments for fabrics, carpets, and ropes, as well as clear, biaxially oriented (BOPP) films used as replacements for cellophane in cigarette wrap, bread wrap, and retail packaging for shirts and other garments.
Most modern dryer fabric designs use single monofilaments for the complete permeability range.
Patients able to feel both monofilaments were considered normal (no neuropathy).