ex·​tru·​sion | \ ik-ˈstrü-zhən How to pronounce extrusion (audio) \

Definition of extrusion

: the act or process of extruding also : a form or product produced by this process

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Good Catch, co-founded in 2016 with New Crop Capital, is building a manufacturing facility in Heath, Ohio, with specialized, high-moisture extrusion machines similar to those used for canned cat food, says co-founder Eric Schnell. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Fish: The Final Frontier in Fake Meat," 15 Oct. 2018 There are algorithms aplenty, geometrical extrusions and something called the bidirectional reflectance distribution function, which is all about understanding the play of light on a surface. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "New 'Pixar' exhibit at MSI has Buzz Lightyear and real STEM — and isn't just a booster for the movies," 24 May 2018 The aluminum extrusion from the plant were used for NASA rocket launchers, military hardware and other items, the indictment said. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Portland man accused of scheme to defraud NASA," 19 Apr. 2018 PrimaLoft has its own extrusion process that turns aerogels into a powder form and then loads it into extremely tiny polyester polymer fiber. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "How NASA Tech Helps This Jacket Battle the Elements," 16 Mar. 2018 Japan buys primary aluminum from overseas and processes it into sheet and extrusions used in vehicles and heat exchangers for domestic sale and export. Bloomberg.com, "Japan's Aluminum Industry Urges Trump to Pull Back on Tariffs," 5 Mar. 2018 Founded in 1986, Talan Products is a contract manufacturing company specializing in high-volume metal stamping, aluminum extrusion supply and fab, and assemblies for high-growth customers. Fortune, "Talan Products," 5 Oct. 2017 Think fewer foams, infusions and extrusions: the Clarito Maria, for instance, is a masterful mix of English gin, Campari, Carpano Antica Formula bitters and a lime twist. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Beyond Oktoberfest, Munich Is Worth a Visit for Its Amazing Cocktail Scene," 28 Sep. 2017 Their product is made through a yeast fermentation process that produces silk proteins, which then go through an extrusion process to become fibers. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "New Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of extrusion

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extrusion

Medieval Latin extrusion-, extrusio, from Latin extrudere

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ex·​tru·​sion | \ ik-ˈstrü-zhən How to pronounce extrusion (audio) \

Medical Definition of extrusion

: the act or process of extruding extrusion of proteins from cells

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