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burst

(berst),
A sudden increase in activity.

burst

to break suddenly while under tension or expansion.

burst

Biochemistry
An abrupt onset of a reaction.
 
Cardiology
See Burst pacing.
 
Gastroenterology
A series or cluster of phasic contractions of the GI tract of = 2 minutes, rarely associated with propagation but sometimes with tonic changes in baseline pressure.
 
Imaging
A type of MRI which allows imaging of the entire brain in 2 seconds, which detects areas of decreased blood flow that may correspond to neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, and thus is of potential use as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

Immunology
A synonym for an aggregate of progenitor cell colonies in the bone marrow.

Pulmonology
See Respiratory burst.
 
Virology
The rupture of a host cell filled with viral progeny.

burst

(bŭrst)
1. To rupture or explode.
2. The act or result of bursting.
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Scanning electron microscopic observation on egg burster of terresterial Heteroptera.
Kulkarni said Wednesday that the distant galaxy that spawned the burster appeared to be creating a myriad of new stars, and that the burst might in some way be associated with this process.
The lift table lowers, and the mine is rotated until it is vertical or standing on its side with the side burster well clear of the punch path.
Typically lasting only a few seconds, gamma-ray bursters act like cosmic flashbulbs: The previously unseen objects unleash a flood of high-energy photons and then vanish -- apparently forever.
The best spectra showed four gas clouds blue-shifted by up to 3,200 kilometers per second with respect to the burster.
Either you'll find it a tin-cutting ear-drum burster, or a glorious, captivating drone.
The accumulated data indicate that although the shape of the object's pulses in time resembles that of a gamma-ray burster, it repeats like an X-ray burster.
BEAM ME UP DOGGIE: Up goes the pooper snooper into the galactic ship's shaft of light; ALIEN CRAFTY: The ship is ready to receive the spy - wait for a big Bud body burster.
Let the input be two neutron stars, and you have enough gravitational energy to make the sort of gamma-ray burster that lasts less than a second and for which we have not yet seen afterglows or host galaxies.
Diesels an acquired taste, Cabrio chic, GTi quick, VR6 a real burster.
Tenders are invited for Coir Fibre Unit:(i) Burster - 15 HP,(iii) Screener 2 HP,(iv) Bailing press 35 Kg (Hydraulic) -3 HP,(v) Bailing press 120 Kg (Hydraulic) -15 HP,(vi) conveyer System 270 Feet with Motor - 2 HP,Coir Yarn Unit:(i) Automatic Spinning double head direct feeding machine - 1 HP,(ii) Willowing Machine-05/02 HP,Coir Pith Unit:(i) Autoclave(600 x 600 x1200) -1 HP(435 Litres),(ii) Hot air oven -1 HP,(iii) Incubator -1 HP,(iv) Rotary Screener -1 HP,Miscellaneous Machineries/equipments:(i) Chemical Balance,(ii)Refrigerator (500 litres),(iii) water pump & hose with sprinkling system attachment -2 HP,(iv) Pump Set -2 HP
All over the world observatories swung into action to search for any faint optical counterpart of the gamma-ray burster (GRB), which was soon designated GRB 000301C.