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drop·let

 (drŏp′lĭt)
n.
A tiny drop.

droplet

(ˈdrɒplɪt)
n
a tiny drop

drop•let

(ˈdrɒp lɪt)

n.
a little drop.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.droplet - a tiny dropdroplet - a tiny drop        
drib, driblet, drop - a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

droplet

noun
A quantity of liquid falling or resting in a spherical mass:
Translations
قَطْرَه صَغيرَهقطيرة
kapička
lille dråbe
pisaratippa
cseppecske
smádropi
kvapôčka

droplet

[ˈdrɒplɪt] Ngotita f

droplet

[ˈdrɒplət] ngouttelette fdrop-off [ˈdrɒpɒf] n (= decline) (in sales, interest)diminution fdrop-out [ˈdrɒpaʊt] n
(from society)marginal(e) m/f
(from university)drop-out mf étudiant(e) qui a abandonné ses études; (from school)drop-out mf élève qui a abandonné ses études drop-out ratedrop-out rate n (from college) proportion d'étudiants ayant abandonné leurs études

droplet

nTröpfchen nt

droplet

[ˈdrɒplɪt] ngocciolina

drop

(drop) noun
1. a small round or pear-shaped blob of liquid, usually falling. a drop of rain.
2. a small quantity (of liquid). If you want more wine, there's a drop left.
3. an act of falling. a drop in temperature.
4. a vertical descent. From the top of the mountain there was a sheer drop of a thousand feet.
verbpast tense, past participle dropped
1. to let fall, usually accidentally. She dropped a box of pins all over the floor.
2. to fall. The coin dropped through the grating; The cat dropped on to its paws.
3. to give up (a friend, a habit etc). I think she's dropped the idea of going to London.
4. to set down from a car etc. The bus dropped me at the end of the road.
5. to say or write in an informal and casual manner. I'll drop her a note.
ˈdroplet (-lit) noun
a tiny drop. droplets of rain.
ˈdroppings noun plural
excrement (of animals or birds).
ˈdrop-out noun
a person who withdraws, especially from a course at a university etc or the normal life of society.
drop a brick / drop a clanger
unknowingly to say or do something extremely tactless.
drop back
to slow down; to fall behind. I was at the front of the crowd but I dropped back to speak to Bill.
drop by
to visit someone casually and without being invited. I'll drop by at his house on my way home.
drop in
to arrive informally to visit someone. Do drop in (on me) if you happen to be passing!
drop off
1. to become separated or fall off. The door-handle dropped off; This button dropped off your coat.
2. to fall asleep. I was so tired I dropped off in front of the television.
3. to allow to get off a vehicle. Drop me off at the corner.
drop out (often with of)
to withdraw from a group, from a course at university, or from the normal life of society. There are only two of us going to the theatre now Mary has dropped out; She's dropped out of college.

drop·let

n. partícula, gotica;
___ infectioninfección trasmitida por goticas o partículas.

droplet

n gotícula, gota chica (de esputo que puede flotar en el aire y transmitir infección)
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In the co-housing design, transmission between ferrets can be mediated by any of the multiple routes that facilitate influenza virus transmission, including direct contact, indirect contact via fomites, or via respiratory droplets (airborne particles with >5 [micro]m aerodynamic diameter) and droplet nuclei (airborne particles with <5 [micro]m aerodynamic diameter).
Large droplet as well as droplet nuclei bioaerosols are produced and can contaminate nearby surfaces and the room air (Barker & Bloomfield, 2000; Barker & Jones, 2005; Bound & Atkinson, 1966; Darlow & Bale, 1959; Gerba, Wallis, & Melnick, 1975; Jessen, 1955; Johnson, Lynch, Marshall, Mead, & Hirst, 2013; Scott & Bloomfield, 1985; Verani, Bigazzi, & Carducci, 2014; Yahya, Cassells, Straub, & Gerba, 1992).
Transmission of human influenza virus occurs by inhalation of infectious droplets of airborne droplet nuclei and, perhaps, by indirect contact followed by self-inoculation of the upper respiratory tract or conjunctival mucosa (4).
None of the facilities routinely checked airflow in examination rooms and waiting areas to ensure adequate air exchange; signage reinforcing the opening of doors and windows for cross-ventilation was not displayed, and the facilities did not have extractor fans to facilitate removal of infectious aerosols or use ultraviolet germicidal irradiation of TB droplet nuclei. PPE was not consistently used in any of the facilities.
Airborne Dissemination of either airborne droplet nuclei transmission (small particle residue [5 microns or smaller in size] of evaporated droplets containing microorganisms that remain suspended in the air for long periods of time) or dust particles containing the infectious agent.
Tracer gas is not influenced by buoyancy, and the results are therefore only valid for the situation where bacteria and viruses are transported by droplets (droplet nuclei) smaller than 5-10 [micro]m.
When droplets become small particles by evaporation, they may be called droplet nuclei. This is illustrated in Figure 1.
It is an airborne disease, transmitted by inhalation of droplet nuclei when an infected person coughs, sneezes, laughs, talks or even sings on Karaokefest nights.
Hence, even when infectious agents are expelled from the respiratory tract in a matrix of mucus and other secretions, causing large, heavy particles, rapid desiccation can lengthen the time they remain airborne (the dried residuals of these large aerosols, termed droplet nuclei, are typically 0.5-12 [micro]m in diameter [17]).
If the target person has a very high activity level, ~2.6 met (see Adams 1993), the minute flow is 20 L/m (0.7 cfm), and a total of 72.6 droplet nuclei are inhaled per minute by the target person, which is two times as much as in the first case.
The resistant strains are transmitted in the community from person to person through droplet nuclei.7
* Airborne precautions for protection against inhalation of tiny infectious droplet nuclei: