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Meshed material; network.
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a network
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meshed work; network.
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Noun1.meshwork - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervalsmeshwork - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
chicken wire - a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
netting, veiling, gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
hairnet - a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
reseau - a net or mesh foundation for lace
safety net - a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze
save-all - a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship
snood - an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head
sparker, spark arrester - a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
tulle - a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns
grillwork, wirework - mesh netting made of wires
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References in classic literature ?
I found that I was under the orders of a black villain and caught in a meshwork of crime.
The management of congenital glaucoma is surgical, and traditional surgery has centered on incising or cleaving the abnormal trabecular meshwork. This can be achieved by incising the meshwork ab interno or ab externo, with goniotomy or trabeculotomy, respectively.
The iStent is the first FDA-approved trabecular micro-bypass technology that improves the eye's natural fluid outflow to safely lower eye pressure by creating a permanent opening in the trabecular meshwork. After implantation of iStent, many patient's eye pressure is controlled.
Recalling the main arguments of Frankenthaler's 1989 MOMA retrospective, also curated by Elderfield, this exhibition emphasized the breathtaking pace of her progress in the '50s, beginning with Painted on 21st Street, 1950, a canvas that exploded the figure/ground binary that had structured her previous paintings, dispersing heterogeneous gestures across the picture plane in a breathable meshwork.
At the angle is a spongy mesh of tissue that works like a drain, called the trabecular meshwork.
Aqueous humor is produced by the ciliary body of the eye and it flows through the trabecular meshwork to ensure that the eye is firm so that it can function optically.
The scientists began with a "hydrogel" or a meshwork consisting of macromolecules.
They were able to see a dense meshwork of human bronchial epithelial cell cultures.
Stents are tiny tubes of metal meshwork, which can hold open narrowed arteries.
Pericholecystic biliary anomalies that are often overlooked at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy include both aberrant ducts and accessory ducts such as Luschka's duct anomaly (a meshwork of small ducts that extend from the right lobe of the liver in the gallbladder fossa to the right hepatic or common hepatic duct).
It is characterized by a thick myocardial wall with two distinct layers consisting of compacted and noncompacted myocardium, also described as loose interwoven meshwork with prominent trabeculae protruding to the main cavity.