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sprue 1

 (spro͞o)
n.
A chronic, chiefly tropical disease characterized by diarrhea, emaciation, and anemia, caused by defective absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.

[Dutch spruw, from Middle Dutch sprouwe.]

sprue 2

 (spro͞o)
n.
1. The hole through which molten material is channeled into a mold.
2. The waste material filling or protruding from this hole after hardening.
3. The usually plastic rod or framework that secures molded objects, such as model parts or game pieces, before their first use.

[Perhaps of Scots origin.]

sprue

(spruː)
n
1. (Metallurgy) a vertical channel in a mould through which plastic or molten metal is introduced or out of which it flows when the mould is filled
2. (Metallurgy) plastic or metal that solidifies in a sprue
[C19: of unknown origin]

sprue

(spruː)
n
(Pathology) a chronic disease, esp of tropical climates, characterized by flatulence, diarrhoea, frothy foul-smelling stools, and emaciation
[C19: from Dutch spruw; related to Middle Low German sprüwe tumour]

sprue

(spruː)
n
(Cookery) dialect East London an inferior type of asparagus
[C19: of unknown origin]

sprue1

(spru)

n.
a. an opening through which molten metal is poured into a mold.
b. the waste metal left in this opening after casting.
[1820–30; orig. uncertain]

sprue2

(spru)

n.
a chronic tropical disease of intestinal malabsorption characterized by ulceration, diarrhea, and a smooth tongue.
[1815–25; < Dutch spruw, c. Middle Low German sprūwe tumor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprue - a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
Translations

sprue

n. esprue, enfermedad digestiva crónica caracterizada por la inhabilidad de absorber alimentos que contienen gluten.

sprue

n esprue m; nontropical o celiac — enfermedad celíaca or celiaca, celiaquía, esprue celíaco; tropical — esprue tropical
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In fact, for sprues with large orifices, I prefer a shorter nozzle body with an extended nozzle tip, specifically to increase the land length.
Wi-Safe Connect is a professional B2B management system comprising Sprues own FireAngel and SONA branded Wi-Safe 2 enabled products connected to the internet via a small gateway plugged into a hub via an Ethernet cable.
There may be multiple sprues, runners and gates, but the following design suggestions still apply.
Usually, sprues can easily be added to help fill areas starved for material, particularly in conventional transfer molds where the pot floods the entire top surface of the mold.
the TC 68 accommodates sprues and runners that measure up to 6 x 8 inches.
45m pre-paid licences paid to Intamac converted into consideration, and the balance over the next 12 months on the achievement of certain agreed milestones, Sprue acquired source code and development rights to software developed by Intamac to enable its customers to connect and monitor Sprues whole range of wireless products over the internet.
The most recent effort has been concentrated upon resolving the problems associated with the reverse taper sprues used in automatic molding machines.
The use of hot sprues to produce parts from engineering resins can improve part quality, eliminate material scrap associated with cold runners, improve cycle performance, and reduce overall costs.
The additional added material that is present will assist in pulling the sprues from the transfer plate.
Contrarily, high-production sprues are exactly the opposite because the sprue at the parting line is largest and tapers up to the top of the mold in order to easily draw the mold away from the pattern.