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spongy

 [spun´je]
of spongelike appearance or texture.

spong·y

(spŭn'jē),
Of spongelike texture or appearance.
Synonym(s): spongiform, spongioid

spongy

/spon·gy/ (spun´je) of a spongelike appearance or texture.

spongy

[spun′jē]
Etymology: Gk, spoggia
pertaining to or resembling a sponge.

spong·y

(spŏn'jē)
Resembling the commercial natural sponge; of spongelike texture or appearance.
Synonym(s): spongiform, spongioid.

spongy

of spongelike appearance or texture.

spongy degeneration
see spongy degeneration.
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The UE5812 (Figure 2) [4] installation allows producing from blocks of spongy titanium of up to 1 t mass each ingots of up to 850 mm diameter and up to 4500 mm length (Figure 3), and the UE5810 electron beam installation (Figure 4) makes it possible to produce from blocks of up to 4 t mass ingots of up to 1200 mm diameter and up to 4500 mm length (Figure 5).
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He explained that dross defects appear as spongy, multicolored areas of loose metal, and shrinkage is usually a depression, crack or microporosity that becomes worse deeper into the casting.
As is typical, the installations also included pieces of carpeting, one partially rolled up to reveal its spongy padding and the floor beneath, juxtaposed with an unrolled section of a different color or length.
Glucosamine sulfate, usually derived from the shells of shellfish, is thought to promote the production of proteoglycans, spongy water-holding molecules associated with cartilage formation.
In the early stage of otoscierosis (otospongiosis), the endochondral bone is replaced by foci of spongy new bone.
Mad cow disease, known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy in animals, eventually causes a spongy deterioration of the brain.
The seal must be spongy soft so it can change volume along with the ear canal," he said.
Due to the spongy nature of these products, they spring back into shape after being compressed or squeezed between surfaces, according to the company.
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A bog is the wet, spongy ground on which the berries grow.
In a sweep over the lake as we come in for a landing, the fish are evident down below as murky, black pools, a striking contrast to the brilliant, aquamarine water and the spongy, khaki-colored tundra, populated by scrub pines, stunted birch and black spruce trees, and moldy sedges and grasses.