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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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From her braids she is wearing dentalium hair ties that are suspended from her beaded hair ties.
The Scarcelli Family Foundation grant will provide the Beads of Courage Sibling Program at no cost to 5,000 children who are brothers and sisters of Beads of Courage members.
The website Ejinsight, part of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, reports that the beads appear exactly like traditional Buddhist prayer beads, except one has a chip embedded which connects the beads to one's smartphone and an online network.
After placing the last pearl bead, tie off the thread with a double overhand knot on the fabric wrong side.
"But I'd learned all I needed to know about making soft beads. There was not as much variety in bead-fishing as we have today.
There are many different categories of beads, but "seed beads" are most frequently used for knitting.
Besides their wearability, either as jewelry or incorporated into articles of attire, beads possess the desirable characteristics of every collectible: they are durable, portable, available in infinite variety, and often valuable in their original cultural context as well as in today's market.
Besides chitosan, carboxymethyl chitosan can be an effective coating on alginate beads that helps increase the beads' survival rate in gastric and bile conditions.
The method is based on the use of BD Cytometer Setup and Tracking (CS&T) beads and custom-manufactured BD FC Beads.
Bronze Age bigwigs in what's now Denmark wore brightly colored glass beads made in the workshops of Egyptian pharaohs and Mesopotamian rulers, a new investigation finds.
In this study, we developed a simple and effective technology to prepare porous PDMS beads in order to decrease the density and improve the usability of PDMS, and investigated the characteristics of the beads.
Current methods of counting micron size beads (microshperes) for next generation DNA sequencing procedures either require use of expensive equipment and/or employ manual counting that may lead to variation of results among different users.