- 1A channel through which metal or plastic is poured into a mold.More example sentences
- Medical device molding applications and other processes that involve small sprues and runners are among the target markets for the machine.
- After solidification and cooling, the metal is in a white iron state, and gates, sprues, and feeders can be easily removed from the castings by impact.
- Also, when trimming the plates from the sprues, make sure you trim the flash from the bottom of the recessed tab to let the courses sit level.
- 1.1A piece of metal or plastic that has solidified in a sprue, especially one joining a number of small molded plastic items.More example sentences
- Analysis of the sprue showed that it was made of exactly the same metal as the coins.
- Only one similar sprue has been found before in Britain, at Duston, Northamptonshire, alongside early 4th century coin moulds and discarded spoil castings.
early 19th century: of unknown origin.
- 1.1 (also tropical sprue) A disease characterized by ulceration of the mouth and chronic enteritis, suffered by visitors to tropical regions from temperate countries.More example sentences
- Emaciated patients suffering from chronic sprue can also take buttermilk preferably before noon.
- The patient was then started on tetracycline (presumably for empiric treatment of tropical sprue), which he continued for 1 year without symptomatic improvement.
- Next to tropical sprue, it is the most important cause of malabsorption syndrome in India.
- 1.2 (also nontropical sprue) another term for celiac disease.More example sentences
- I have non-tropical sprue, and I find it difficult to get enough grain servings in my diet.
- But, for people with gluten intolerance, or celiac sprue, the body perceives gluten as a foreign substance and responds with a full-blown immune response.
- Extensive elimination diets such as those for celiac sprue should be supervised by a gastroenterologist.
late 19th century: from Dutch spruw 'thrush'; perhaps related to Flemish spruwen 'sprinkle'.