diameter of a cylindrical body
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  • diameter — 1. A straight line connecting two opposite points on the surface of a more or less spherical or cylindrical body, or at the boundary of an opening or foramen, passing through the center of such body or opening. 2. The distance measured a …   Medical dictionary

  • diameter — /duy am i teuhr/, n. 1. Geom. a. a straight line passing through the center of a circle or sphere and meeting the circumference or surface at each end. b. a straight line passing from side to side of any figure or body, through its center. 2. the …   Universalium

  • diameter — di•am•e•ter [[t]daɪˈæm ɪ tər[/t]] n. 1) math. a) a straight line passing through the center of a circle or sphere and meeting the circumference or surface at each end b) a straight line passing from side to side of any figure or body, through its …   From formal English to slang

  • Spindle pole body — The spindle pole body (SPB) is the microtubule organizing center in yeast cells, functionally equivalent to the centrosome. Unlike the centrosome the SPB does not contain centrioles. The SPB organises the microtubule cytoskeleton which plays many …   Wikipedia

  • Stretching (body piercing) — Stretching (often colloquially referred to as gauging), in the context of body piercing, is the deliberate expansion of a healed fistula (hole in the skin) for the purpose of wearing body piercing jewelry. Ear piercings are the most commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • caliber — [kal′ə bər] n. [Fr & Sp, ult. < Ar qālib, a mold, last, < Aram < Gr kalopodion, shoemaker s last, lit., little wooden foot < kalon, wood + pous (gen. podos), FOOT] 1. the size of a bullet or shell as measured by its diameter 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • caliber — I (measurement) noun amount, amplitude, area, breadth, broad gauge, broadness, compass, cross dimension, cross measurement, degree, diameter, diameter of a cylindrical body, dimensions, expanse, extent, full size, gauge, girth, grade, magnitude,… …   Law dictionary

  • calibre — n. [Written also Caliber.] 1. Diameter (of a cylindrical body). 2. Bore, diameter of bore, capacity. 3. Capacity, scope, talent, ability, faculty, endowment, parts, gifts, compass of mind …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …   Wikipedia

  • moss animal — bryozoan. [1880 85] * * * ▪ invertebrate Introduction also called  bryozoan,         any member of the phylum Bryozoa (also called Polyzoa or Ectoprocta), in which there are about 5,000 extant species. Another 15,000 species are known only from… …   Universalium

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