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A single, large, continuous filament (single-strand thread) of a natural or synthetic fiber.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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van Houtum et al., "The assessment of diabetic polyneuropathy in daily clinical practice: reproducibility and validity of Semmes Weinstein monofilaments examination and clinical neurological examination," Muscle & Nerve, vol.
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.
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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.
ATLANTA -- The clanging tuning fork test is far more accurate and sensitive than is the 10-g monofilament in screening diabetes patients for peripheral neuropathy, results from two studies suggest.
Monofilament testing was done in patients whose mean vibration duration was 8 seconds or less, and was consistently reported as normal among the 26 patients who had vibration durations of 5 seconds or more.
Our aim was to demonstrate the utility of 10-g and 1-g monofilaments constructed from fishing line in screening for diabetes neuropathy compared with other QST modalities, including the entire set of monofilaments, in a forced-choice algorithm.
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.
Other types of yarns still used to control permeability that are less common in modern fabric designs are plied monofilaments, multifilaments, bi-component yarns, and spun yarns.