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ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tē'rē-ăl),
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material

(1) Stuff (generally informal); matter (generally formal).
(2) Fabric, cloth.

material

Vox populi Stuff; lots of stuff; related stuff. See Barium contrast material, Biomaterial, Cross-reacting material, Flammable material, Healos bone-grafting material, Interphotoreceptor material, Licensed material, Open cell material, Pressure-generating material, Pyrophoric material, Radioactive material, Reactive material, Water-reactive material, Z-band material.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.

material

the sample available for any study in TAXONOMY.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material(s),

n substance(s).
material, duplicating,
n.pl the materials used to copy casts and models; usually hydrocolloids.
material, silicone rubber impression,
n a dimethyl polysiloxane material whose polymerization is affected by an organ-metal compound and some type of alkyl silicate.
material testing,
n the determination of the properties of a substance in comparison with a standard or specification.
materials, dental,
n.pl the substances used to assist in rendering dental service.
materials, filling,
n the substances (e.g., gutta-percha, silver cones, paste mixtures, or other substances) used to fill root canals.
materials, impression,
n a substance or combination of substances used for making a negative reproduction or impression.
materials, impression, elastomer,
materials, provisional,
n the cements or resins used temporarily to protect soft, hard, or pulpal tissues, stabilize a tooth, allow the delivery of medications, provide the ability to chew, or encourage the comfort of the patient. See also filling, treatment.
materials, rigid impression,
n inflexible substances (e.g., zinc oxide-eugenol, plaster, or compound) used to create casts and models for prosthodontic, orthodontic, and pedodontic appliances, or the construction of dentures.

Patient discussion about material

Q. What is the ingredient in perfume or Cologne that will trigger an asthma attack? There is something in cologne/perfume that's not in body spray that triggers my asthma. I went out with a friend and he had on cologne and my asthma starting bothering me. Before going out my asthma hadn't bothered me in months because I stay away from things that may trigger an attack. This often happens with other things like bleach, ajax or any bad odor

A. Anything that irritates the nose and bronchi can cause an attack. No one really knows why...but it does. Cigarettes and pollution are common cause also.

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Archaeology is a materialisation of the attempt of humans to cope with their own existential awareness in order to affirm their own experiences.
Mohamed Ghannouchi underlined that the two sides agreed to bolster joint investments, pointing out that a series of identified projects are to be implemented in materialisation of the determination of the two countries' leaders to boost co-operation in this field.
TUNIS, August 25, 2010 (TAP) - In materialisation of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's decision to send assistance to the brotherly people of Niger, who suffer from the effects of drought, a military aircraft load of 15 tonnes of basic food commodities, took off on Wednesday, from the El Aouina airport to sisterly Niger.
TUNIS, August 14, 2010 (TAP) - People's Unity Party (PUP) Secretary-General Mohamed Bouchiha underlined as he chaired, on Friday, the party's politburo meeting, the need to be committed to national cohesion and enhance dialogue and to the positive interaction between political parties, in materialisation of the political reform process and national constants.
TUNIS, August 11, 2010 (TAP) - In materialisation of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's decision to send humanitarian aid to Pakistan, following the floods that hit the country recently, a plane load of 13 tonnes of food products, medicines, blankets and clothes left the military airport of El Aouina in Tunis on Wednesday.
CARTHAGE, July 9, 2010 (TAP)- The Maghreb Ministers Council of Training, Employment, Social Affairs and Maghreb Community Abroad commended, at the closing of its works in Rabat, the sustained efforts exerted by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, along with members of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Presidency, to strengthen the Maghreb edifice and boost its integration in materialisation of the noble objectives of this civilisational project and Maghreb peoples' aspirations for a common future.
CARTHAGE, July 5, 2010 (TAP) - Participants in the Arab Youth Forum, held in Tunisia in materialisation of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers Council's decision, expressed their pride at the United Nations General Assembly's unanimous adoption of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's initiative to proclaim 2010 International Youth Year and to hold an International Youth Conference under the aegis of the United Nations.