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tuft

 [tuft]
a small clump, cluster, or coil.

tuft

(tŭft),
A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs.

tuft

(tuft) a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft

Etymology: Fr, touffe, a tuft
an object resembling a tassle, such as a tuft of hair.

tuft (toothbrush),

n part of the toothbrush head, refers to the small, individual clusters of bristles that proceed from a single opening.

tuft

a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft cell
malpighian tuft
renal glomerulus.
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First, Tufts Health Freedom Plan is founded in New Hampshire and jointly owned by Tufts Health Plan and the New Hampshire providers that make up Granite Health.
Granite Healthcare Network executive director Rachel Rowe said: "Granite Healthcare Network is extremely proud to partner with Tufts Health Plan to create an innovative insurance company focused on accessible and comprehensive person-centered care.
Few details were available, but a statement issued by both Tufts and Tenet said the new contract "succeeds in keeping health care costs as low as possible for Tufts Health Plan members and their employers while ensuring that the hospitals are appropriately rewarded for providing high quality patient care in the Worcester and MetroWest communities.
Scalp; Occipital region, erythematous, infiltrated plaque of scarring alopecia with dilated follicular openings with tufts containing 20 to 30 apparently normal hair shafts.
CONSISTENT OPERATING RESULTS: Fiscal 2012 (year ending Sept 30) operating results for Tufts MC were consistent with prior year results with a 2.
Kubla Khan was an obvious name after a friend of Tufts and Tenen, taken into their confidence so he could stand watch while they were exploring, christened the caverns Xanadu, after Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 18th-century poem.
that webs with more stabilimentum tufts should also have more captured prey, was only confirmed in one sub sample, and further analysis indicated that spider size rather than number of stabilimentum tufts best explained the presence of prey.
Tufts Daily said Tufts Climate Initiative program manager Sarah Creighton noted that the availability of campus Zipcars is expected to help reduce the university's greenhouse gases (GHG), of which Creighton attributes seven percent to vehicular emissions.
The Tufts grant funds testing the capabilities of the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture software to serve as an electronic records preservation system at the Digital Collections and Archives of Tufts University and the Manuscripts and Archives section of the Vale University Library.
GMAP II is a twelve-month course of study in international affairs leading to a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University located in Medford, Massachusetts.
The profile--the first from a health plan on the East Coast--allows Tufts members to see how their physician group, as well as other physician groups in Tufts' network, compare with national benchmarks on a set of prevention and satisfaction measures, said Tufts spokeswoman Catherine Grant.
The method in which a craftsman uses a hand tool to insert tufts of yarn into a backing in a particular pattern has become very popular in the handmade rug business.