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drop·let

(drop'let),
A small drop, such as a particle of moisture discharged from the mouth during coughing, sneezing, or speaking; these may transmit infections while airborne to others.
[drop + -let, dim. suffix]

drop·let

(drop'lĕt)
A diminutive drop, such as a particle of moisture discharged from the mouth during coughing, sneezing, or speaking; these may transmit infections to others by their airborne passage.
[drop + -let, dim. suffix]

drop·let

(drop'lĕt)
A small drop, such as a particle of moisture discharged from the mouth during coughing, sneezing, or speaking.
[drop + -let, dim. suffix]

droplet

very small drop of fluid.

droplet nuclei
the finite particles of matter which are transmitted from animal to animal.
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Study on transport characteristics of saliva droplets produced by coughing in a calm indoor environment.
In general, the hydraulic nozzle produced large droplets with low droplet velocity.
In practical scenarios, water droplets formed on the high voltage insulator are likely to be of different volume and have varying distances between each other.
The groups jumping droplet technique cools mobile hotspots without any active power input, similar to flat-plate heat pipes.
Averaging the results of the droplet tests could produce results that were on par with venous blood tests, but tests on six to nine drops blood were needed to achieve consistent results, the findings showed.
The experiments revealed that both rotational modes in the system - the one in which the chemical fronts passed from droplet to droplet in a 1-2-3 sequence, and the other in which it did so in the opposite direction (3-2-1) - were stable, and if the system enters one of them, it remains so until the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction is complete.
This is important because the bigger the droplets become means there is a barrier for new droplets to form.
Accurately describing the connection between the chemistry of aerosol particles and the formation of cloud droplets remains difficult, and it is a key challenge for models to correctly predict climate," Wilson explains.
With the aid of a real-time particle analyzer (Spraytech, Malvern Instruments Co), equipped with a 750-mm focal lens and set to count droplets from 0.
It is vital for an optical icing sensor to sample a sufficient volume of space to ensure that these sparse, large droplets are at least illuminated by the probe laser beams.
In the new study, published online in the Journal of Archaeological Science, scientists analyzed siliceous scoria droplets -- porous granules associated with melting -- from four sites in Northern Syria dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years ago.