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bead

(bēd) a small spherical structure or mass.
rachitic beads  a series of prominences at the points where the ribs join their cartilages; seen in certain cases of rickets.

bead

(bēd) [ME. bede, prayer, prayer bead (on a rosary), bead]
A small spherical object, typically made of glass, plastic, or metal. Beads have numerous uses in health care. They are employed in sterilization equipment and in some diagnostic and therapeutic injections.
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Repeat to sew on the remaining pearls, placing closely set pearl beads toward the hem and spacing the beads more widely as you work up the pant leg to create a cascading effect.
Like the Super Softs, Clusters have a hole through the middle, making it easier to thread them on and peg them to a leader with Bandz, which are little rubber strips that run through the bead.
Thread and sinew-sewn hide with glass beads in colors of medium blue, greasy yellow, red white-heart, pea green, and cobalt; interior lined with thin wool, height (including handle) 7.
Coseteng had designed the necklace using beads she had been collecting for decades.
LC Bead Lumi is a next generation development of LC Bead.
Shannon Jambard, known for her beading knowledge and her passion for helping others, is the owner of Meant to Bead in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Bead making has been influenced by environmental factors, the availability and distribution of raw materials, and exposure to Islamic and European culture and technology during the past fourteen hundred years.
The resulting photomultiplier voltages (PMTV) are then saved as Application Settings in BD FACSDiVa software, and the CS&T bright bead median fluorescence intensity (MFI) values were saved as target values.
Keywords: Micro-capillary bead counting emulsion PCR next generation DNA sequencing
To prepare and use a bead standard of known diameter and concentration, beads of known size are first dispersed in water.
Some methodological studies focusing on enzyme entrapment by alginate beads reported effects of the needle nozzle size on alginate bead formation (Radha, Regupathi, Arunagiri & Murugesan, 2005), divalent cation and the effect of its concentration on the activity immobilization yield (Niladevi & Prema, 2008) , as well as shape and size analysis of the alginate beads (Chan, Lee, Ravindra & Poncelet, 2009).
Then pry the tire bead back onto the wheel and reinflate (Photo 3).