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pigtail

(pig′tal″)
In surgery, a coil on the end of a device such as a wire, a stent, or a catheter used to hold the device in place within a hollow organ or chamber.
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FTB series wall mounted FTTH customer termination box is used in the end termination of residential buildings and villas, to fix and splice with pigtails.
Powdered hair was usually tied in a pigtail or queue.
I'll race you to the old hickory tree again," Pigtail said.
Pigtails came to be seen as a sign of dignity and manhood with some men even boosting their own hair with horsehair or black silk for a more impressive pigtail.
After a few weeks, the pigtail was accidentally dislodged.
Flexible Components, a brand of the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation has developed a new pigtail assembly that reduces permiation.
Emergent developed this "virtual" automated data acquisition system within two weeks that reduced fiber pigtail assembly times from 90 minutes to 10 minutes.
Records extending over 35 years at Yerkes indicate that, in both pigtail macaques and sooty mangabeys, 5 percent of infants are abandoned by their mothers and another 5 percent to 10 percent suffer severe physical abuse from their mothers, the scientists report.
But one closely related plant, the pigtail anthurium (A.
The system provides ink markings as a reference to aid in both the first and second pigtail deployment for all stent sizes to ensure accurate placement.