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

Examples of extrusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Toyota's system uses an extremely beefy aluminum extrusion cage that covers the entire ceiling of the test house. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Toyota’s ceiling-mounted robot is like GLaDOS for your kitchen," 1 Oct. 2020 The filter is made of thousands of nonwoven fibers, each thinner than a strand of hair and fused together through a process known as melt blown extrusion. Graham Kates, CBS News, "N95 mask shortage comes down to this key material: "The supply chain has gotten nuts"," 9 Apr. 2020 Extruflex makes flexible vinyl strips and sheets through a process called extrusion, which melts and forms vinyl materials into a specific shape and size. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Extruflex plans $1 million investment in Pelham, to add 16 jobs," 24 Sep. 2019 Aluminum sheet, plate and foil as well as rolling, drawing and extrusions7. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Trump administration tariffs hurt U.S. manufacturing, Fed finds," 30 Dec. 2019 Because of its chemical makeup, ABS holds up to all the material indignities of being manufactured, like extrusion into thin threads (or from 3D printer nozzles) and even sawing. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why Scientists Supercooled LEGO Bricks to Near Absolute Zero," 26 Dec. 2019 The company also manufactures and sells hollow-core extrusion machines that are used to produce precast concrete internationally. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The CEO of Spancrete partnered with his business to transform his 1842 Delafield home," 11 Nov. 2019 However, real animal muscle tends to have more complex structure than anything extrusion can achieve. The Economist, "Plant-based meat could create a radically different food chain," 12 Oct. 2019 Manning believes that cell jamming likely provides an overarching mechanical explanation for many of the cell behaviors involved in cancer, including extrusion. Gabriel Popkin, Quanta Magazine, "Jammed Cells Expose the Physics of Cancer," 16 Aug. 2016

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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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The first known use of extrusion was in 1540

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17 Oct 2020

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“Extrusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrusion. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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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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