from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. Plural form of microfiber.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Johannes Evangelista von Purkinje (1787-1869), Bohemian physiologist.


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  • Remarkably, supernote paper even incorporates colored microfibers, a thin security thread marked USA 100″ in microprint, and a multi-tone watermark.

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  • So he started looking into microfibers, stopping by local fabric stores in Baltimore, then driving up to Manhattan's garment district.

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  • 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).

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  • This “silk milk” is purified, dried and then transformed into microfibers for use in making bullet-proof vests.

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  • Scottish chemists Eric Whale (shown, left) and David Hepworth (shown, right) developed a method of extracting strong microfibers from carrots.

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  • It has some of the same ingredients as portland cement, except the coarser bits of the mix are replaced by microfibers.

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  • But times change: microfibers and new weaving techniques can produce outdoor shirts that combine comfort with convenience.

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  • This is fancy funk: metallic high-tech fabrics; laboratory-perfected stretch Lycras and microfibers blended with cashmere and the finest silk.

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