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pellet

1. Ornithol a mass of undigested food, including bones, fur, feathers, etc., that is regurgitated by certain birds, esp birds of prey
2. a small pill
3. a raised area on coins and carved or moulded ornaments

Pellet

 

a piece of ore that is obtained from fine, dustlike ore or from finely ground concentrates. Pellets are very firm spherical lumps that range in diameter from 2–3 mm to 30 mm; their diameter usually is between 10 and 15 mm.

Iron ore pellets are used primarily in blast-furnace smelting. Pellets are capable of being transported and stored for long periods without significant destruction or formation of fines. They can be fluxed or nonfluxed, depending on whether or not fluxes are added. Iron ore pellets in which up to 95 percent of the iron oxide is reduced to iron are called metallized pellets; they are used primarily in electric steel smelting furnaces to obtain high-quality steel.

pellet

[′pel·ət]
(agriculture)
A small, cylindrical, compressed mass of livestock feed.
(geology)
A fine-grained, sand-size, spherical to elliptical aggregate of clay-sized calcareous material, devoid of internal structure, and contained in the body of a well-sorted carbonate rock.
(ordnance)
A small stone or metal ball used as a missile in firearms.
(pharmacology)
A small pill.
(science and technology)
A small spherical or cylindrical body.
(vertebrate zoology)
A mass of undigestible material regurgitated by a carnivorous bird.

pellet

1. Any small, round, decorative projection; usually one of many.
2. A circular wood plug which covers a countersunk screw.
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The study said that psychiatric morbidity was found in pellet injured victims proportional to severity and site of the injury.
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Figure 5 shows the effect of different types and proportions of bentonite on the falling strength of the green pellet. When bentonite content is 1.5% and 1.3%, the falling strength of the green pellet improved compared with those of green pellets that contain 1.0% bentonite.
The hospital has also admitted seven people whose both eyes had been hit by pellets. Besides, a few pellet-injured people have also been taken outside the territory, doctors at the two hospitals said.
Pellet decay is the physical decomposition of pellets from aging and exposure to the elements.