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bristle in Biology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbristlebris‧tle1 /ˈbrɪsəl/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 HB[countable, uncountable] a short stiff hair that feels rough 🔊 His chin was covered with bristles.2 D[countable] a short stiff hair, wire etc that forms part of a brush
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bristleEach peak induces a cell locally to divide and form a bristle.When you consider life as a whole, intelligence is a mere bristle on the hog.Use a soft bristle brush to loosen the grime and if possible a sprayer to wash it all off.Lawrence then supposes that bristles grow soas to point down the concentration gradient.Pete shot out with his hair standing on end like the bristles of a brush.He ran a skeletal hand over the bristles of his hair.Victoria: The bristles are too small.Soft haired brushes are mostly used for watercolour or tempera painting, with bristle mainly for oils.