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sprue

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noun \ˈsprü\

Definition of sprue

  1. 1 :  the waste piece on a casting (as of metal or plastic) left by the hole through which the mold was filled

  2. 2 :  the hole in which a sprue forms



Origin of sprue

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1875


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sprue

noun

Definition of sprue

  1. 1 :  a disease of tropical regions that is of unknown cause and is characterized by fatty diarrhea and malabsorption of nutrients —called also tropical sprue

  2. 2 :  celiac disease



Origin of sprue

Dutch spruw; akin to Middle Low German sprūwe, a kind of tumor


First Known Use: 1888


Medical Dictionary

sprue

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noun \ˈsprü\

Medical Definition of sprue

  1. 1:  celiac disease

  2. 2:  a disease of tropical regions that is of unknown cause and is characterized by fatty diarrhea and malabsorption of nutrients—called also tropical sprue




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