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bleb

 (blĕb)
n.
1. A small blister or pustule.
2. An air bubble.

[Probably alteration of blob.]

bleb′by adj.

bleb

(blɛb)
n
1. (Pathology) a fluid-filled blister on the skin
2. a small air bubble
[C17: variant of blob]
ˈblebby adj

bleb

(blɛb)

n.
1. a blister or vesicle.
2. a bubble.
[1600–10]
bleb′by, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bleb - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluidbleb - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
water blister - blister containing a nonpurulent clear watery content
blood blister - blister containing blood or bloody serum usually caused by an injury
pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
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blebs bubbles 10 Quartz/quartz None Dust and some bubbles 11 Quartz/quartz Two-phase negative Bubbles and pigment crystals particles 12 Quartz/quartz None Bubbles and pigment particles 13 Quartz/quartz None Bubbles and pigment particles 14 Quartz/quartz None Bubbles and pigment particles 15 Quartz/quartz Irregular fine Bubbles and minor fibres pigment particles 16 Quartz/quartz None Metallic foils 17 Quartz/quartz None Metallic foils 18 Quartz/quartz None Gelatinous appearance * Identified by Raman spectroscopy using a B&W Tek MiniRam 785 instrument equipped with a >300 mW 785 nm laser.
In contrast to pseudopods, blebs appeared to be under less precise control as to where they form on a cells' surface, making the impression of a loose cannon.
When surgical biopsies are obtained, they may show blebs or bullae, which are presumed to be antecedent lesions resulting in the development of pneumothorax.
6) Given our patient's recurrence, he underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, which revealed multiple tiny blebs.
For example, drainage blebs, naturally, have prominent placement in the globe and so consideration of the position is important, especially to avoid diplopia (hence high positions, shielded under the lid are the most ideal).
The use of this therapy is desired at times due to the concern of air trapping associated with COPD patients and pressure changes effecting weakened blebs within their lungs.
The surface of the lung was carefully inspected and subpleural blebs identified.
The inner luminal secretory cells have apocrine decapitation secretions, or blebs, and abundant granular, eosinophilic cytoplasm.
Petrological examination confirmed the oxide blebs were most likely highly weathered chalcopyrite.
The droplets, or blebs, date to the Carboniferous period, when swampy forests of ferns and giant lycopod trees dominated the Earth.
Meanwhile, highland rock darkens due to radiation from the Sun and space, which creates microscopic blebs of dark iron.