falling drop


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falling drop

1. In physical diagnosis, a metallic tinkle heard over the normal stomach and bowel when they are inflated.
2. A metallic tinkle heard over large cavities containing fluid and air, as in hydropneumothorax.
See also: drop
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In particular, they showed that for a fixed system, rising and falling drops have very different shapes leading to differences in terminal velocities.
Gator faces carry pressure receptors so responsive that they can detect tipples on the water's surface from a single falling drop.
More recent laboratory studies have revealed that the shape of a falling drop also depends on its size.