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pellet Saltos de línea: pel¦let
Pronunciación: /ˈpɛlɪt/

Definición de pellet en inglés:


1A small, rounded, compressed mass of a substance: fish food pellets
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Today I noticed that as soon as I dropped a few of the smelly fish food pellets into the water they started to fight over them.
  • Wiley and three co-workers pour 10 metric tons of food pellets into the pens each day and monitor the fish with underwater video cameras to see when they stop eating.
  • To give one example, a red pellet could contain substances such as potassium perchlorate and strontium carbonate, besides pitch as fuel and starch as binder.
little ball, little piece
technical prill
1.1A piece of small shot or other lightweight bullet: he had also been struck by a number of shotgun pellets
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • These can be easily missed or confused with wounds from shot gun pellets or small caliber bullets.
  • The same cannot be said for shotgun pellets, bullets, snares or traps.
  • The police responded by firing rubber bullets, wooden pellets, and tear gas into the crowd.
bullet, shot, lead shot, buckshot
1.2A small mass of bones and feathers regurgitated by a bird of prey: owl pellets
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Prey is often swallowed whole, and the fur, feathers, and bones are later regurgitated in pellets.
  • Since the mid-1980s, his team has been studying a great skua breeding colony, analyzing bones and feathers in pellets that skuas cough up after feeding.
  • Indigestible materials like fur, feathers and insect exoskeletons, if swallowed, are regurgitated in a pellet.
1.3A small round piece of animal faeces, especially from a rabbit or rodent.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • For the rabbit scent, two to three fecal pellets were placed in the runway within 20 cm on either side of the tile.
  • These specialized fertilizers include compost and processed animal manure pellets.
  • Some tunnels are hollow, with walls consolidated by a mucous secretion; others are packed with fecal pellets, indicating that the animal was eating its way through the sediment.

verbo (pellets, pelleting, pelleted)

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1Form (a substance) into pellets: the business made its name pelleting sugar beet seed (as adjective pelleted) pelleted forms of fertilizer
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you can find a feed mill that grinds its own mash frequently that is a better choice than preserved, pelleted food (which may contain cheap, low-quality ingredients).
  • Material was spun at 6000 rpm for 1 min to pellet nucleic acid, and supernatant was removed to a clean tube.
  • Acid insoluble material was pelleted by centrifugation at 14,000 x g for 10 min and the supernatant was mixed with 1/4 volume 100% trichloroacetic acid and incubated on ice for 1 hr.
2Hit with or as if with pellets: the last drops of rain were pelleting the windshield
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was teaming, the type rain that pellets the ground and makes grooves.


Late Middle English: from Old French pelote 'metal ball', from a diminutive of Latin pila 'ball'.

  • Pellet is from Old French pelote ‘metal ball’, from a diminutive of Latin pila ‘ball’. Latin pila is also the source of pill, originally balls of medicine, and piles for haemorrhoids (both LME). Platoon is a less obvious relative. It comes from French peloton ‘platoon’, literally ‘small ball’. It captured the concept of a small body of foot soldiers acting as a closely organized unit.

Palabras que riman con pellet

plantlet • reglet • necklet

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