falling drop


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falling drop

1. In physical diagnosis, a metallic tinkle heard over the normal stomach and bowel when they are inflated.
2. A metallic tinkle heard over large cavities containing fluid and air, as in hydropneumothorax.
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In particular, they showed that for a fixed system, rising and falling drops have very different shapes leading to differences in terminal velocities.
More recent laboratory studies have revealed that the shape of a falling drop also depends on its size.
We have it - rain is composed of falling drops of water, and the water wets the road.