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droplet

[drop-lit] /ˈdrɒp lɪt/
noun
1.
a little drop.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; drop + -let
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  • Each had a small hole at its tip, and one of them even had a droplet of silk coming out of it.
  • Water molecules are so small that you can only see them when a number of them are clumped together to form a droplet.
  • The effect is more pronounced on plants with small hairlike structures, such as ferns, that hold the water droplet in place.
  • It is known by the name of the enamel droplet, and resembles keratin in its resistance to the action of mineral acids.
  • The next stage is to include all three primary colours in a single droplet.
  • The above image shows a three-millimeter-wide droplet of heptane fuel burning in microgravity.
  • One droplet trickled down his chin with the slow inevitability of a tear.
  • Engineers have made a tiny engine a few micrometers wide, or roughly the size of a water droplet found in fog.
  • They found that tiny changes in spore shape produced profound alterations in water droplet shape.
  • The blobs are insects called coccids, which sip sugar from the tree and excrete a droplet of honeydew.
British Dictionary definitions for droplet

droplet

/ˈdrɒplɪt/
noun
1.
a tiny drop
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Word Origin and History for droplet
n.

c.1600, from drop (n.) + diminutive suffix -let.

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