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spatter

(spăt′ĕr)
The distribution of droplets into the air or onto solid surfaces, as a result of injuries to blood vessels (blood spatter) or during dental or surgical procedures. In health care, spatter is a potential source of exposure to infectious body fluids. In forensic medicine, the characteristics of spattered fluids are used to reconstruct crime scenes.

spatter,

n droplets of airborne particulate matter larger than 50 μm that fall to the ground.
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Meanwhile, participants suited up in grungy clothes to ready themselves for a serious tomato spattering.