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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 and Etymology of sprue

origin unknown


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sprue

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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 and Etymology of sprue

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


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