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coil

 [koil]
a winding structure. See also helix and spiral.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

coil

(koyl),
1. A spiral or series of loops.
2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna.
3. A spiral loop of wire used to embolize an artery to obstruct it.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

coil

(koyl)
1. A spiral or series of loops.
2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In the second set of entanglement verification experiments, 400 ml of fresh tap water in a glass-container was first exposed to the radiation of the magnetic coil for 30 min or that of the 1500W microwave oven for 2 min.
In a new test being conducted in Manchester, six patients in the early stages of the disease will be having a magnetic coil held over their scalp while they answer questions, identify shapes and solve puzzles.
Ultimately, it may enable doctors, scientists, and others to analyze samples placed beside a magnetic coil, not in it.
The process involves placing a steel part into a powerful magnetic coil. A current is induced by the coil that heats the exterior and near-exterior areas of the part from 1800 [degrees] to 2000 [degrees] F.