American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the specialized cardiac muscle fibers, part of the impulse-conducting network of the heart, that rapidly transmit impulses from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles.
- n. Plural form of microfiber.
- After Johannes Evangelista von Purkinje (1787-1869), Bohemian physiologist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We wear uniforms made from advanced microfibers, and state-of-the-art helmets, masks and cleats.”
“Remarkably, supernote paper even incorporates colored microfibers, a thin security thread marked USA 100″ in microprint, and a multi-tone watermark.”
“So he started looking into microfibers, stopping by local fabric stores in Baltimore, then driving up to Manhattan's garment district.”
“It has a tight, nonporous weave (usually lightweight polyester, nylon, cotton jersey, or linen), and the material is infused with sunscreens (such as titanium dioxide and zinc microfibers).”
“This “silk milk” is purified, dried and then transformed into microfibers for use in making bullet-proof vests.”
“Scottish chemists Eric Whale (shown, left) and David Hepworth (shown, right) developed a method of extracting strong microfibers from carrots.”
“It has some of the same ingredients as portland cement, except the coarser bits of the mix are replaced by microfibers.”
“But times change: microfibers and new weaving techniques can produce outdoor shirts that combine comfort with convenience.”
“This is fancy funk: metallic high-tech fabrics; laboratory-perfected stretch Lycras and microfibers blended with cashmere and the finest silk.”
“Through Green Seal Certified housecleaning chemicals, HEPA vacuums, and microfibers, The Cleaning Authority is committed to caring as much for the planet as we do for your home.”
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