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sprue

noun \ ˈsprü \

Definition of sprue

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

Origin and Etymology of sprue

origin unknown


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sprue

noun

Definition of sprue

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

Origin and Etymology of sprue

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


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