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ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tē'rē-ăl),
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material

(1) Stuff (generally informal); matter (generally formal).
(2) Fabric, cloth.

material

Vox populi Stuff; lots of stuff; related stuff. See Barium contrast material, Biomaterial, Cross-reacting material, Flammable material, Healos bone-grafting material, Interphotoreceptor material, Licensed material, Open cell material, Pressure-generating material, Pyrophoric material, Radioactive material, Reactive material, Water-reactive material, Z-band material.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.

material

the sample available for any study in TAXONOMY.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material(s),

n substance(s).
material, duplicating,
n.pl the materials used to copy casts and models; usually hydrocolloids.
material, silicone rubber impression,
n a dimethyl polysiloxane material whose polymerization is affected by an organ-metal compound and some type of alkyl silicate.
material testing,
n the determination of the properties of a substance in comparison with a standard or specification.
materials, dental,
n.pl the substances used to assist in rendering dental service.
materials, filling,
n the substances (e.g., gutta-percha, silver cones, paste mixtures, or other substances) used to fill root canals.
materials, impression,
n a substance or combination of substances used for making a negative reproduction or impression.
materials, impression, elastomer,
materials, provisional,
n the cements or resins used temporarily to protect soft, hard, or pulpal tissues, stabilize a tooth, allow the delivery of medications, provide the ability to chew, or encourage the comfort of the patient. See also filling, treatment.
materials, rigid impression,
n inflexible substances (e.g., zinc oxide-eugenol, plaster, or compound) used to create casts and models for prosthodontic, orthodontic, and pedodontic appliances, or the construction of dentures.

Patient discussion about material

Q. What is the ingredient in perfume or Cologne that will trigger an asthma attack? There is something in cologne/perfume that's not in body spray that triggers my asthma. I went out with a friend and he had on cologne and my asthma starting bothering me. Before going out my asthma hadn't bothered me in months because I stay away from things that may trigger an attack. This often happens with other things like bleach, ajax or any bad odor

A. Anything that irritates the nose and bronchi can cause an attack. No one really knows why...but it does. Cigarettes and pollution are common cause also.

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Stoppages and shutdowns for adjustments, die changes, or maintenance often extend residence time and cause material degradation.
Automatically feeding materials from storage locations to weighing vessels that discharge the pre-weighed batch directly into the mixer.
EXTENDED MAIN COMPONENTS LIFE--Our experience with a large number of electric-driven material handlers is that the main pumps have a much longer life than when driven by a diesel engine.
Meanwhile, many university labs have begun adapting their nanoscale innovations in chemistry, materials science, and biotechnology to meet the needs of the food business.
One of the reasons that the nature of materials affects us all is because they evoke atavistic memories through senses other than vision: touch, hearing, smell and even taste.
This impression material is designed to be mixed in the 3M ESPE Pentamix[TM] Mixing Unit.
If considerable gravel or other coarse material is present, investigators should increase the size of the sample.
Establish guidelines and training to help stay organized, safeguard your information, and provide materials requested by the camp/conference center community.
While there are no figures on the amount of C&D wastes being diverted by deconstruction, any material that can be recycled or mused will help extend the life of existing landfills.
We find it helpful to grind the materials into a fine powder before use--this minimizes movement and helps the material flow around the sample.
It may be possible to use razor slitters successfully if the material has low values in caliper, density, elongation, tensile, and abrasiveness.
Fires resulting from an accumulation of this material that gets ignited can be quite severe and difficult to extinguish.