a little drop.

1600–10; drop + -let

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droplet (ˈdrɒplɪt)
a tiny drop

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from drop + dim. suffix -let.
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Example sentences
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.
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