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14:35 Feb 12, 2009
English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Medical: Instruments
English term or phrase:threaded collet
The term applies to a cervical applicator used in brachitherapy, the context sentence is as follows:
I thought about something on the likes of a "anel/aro rosqueado", but this is a complete guess.
"Pass this tandem through the chosen cylinder and check that it moves through the threaded collet with ease"
1. A metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting.
2. A cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe.
3. A band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewellery setting.
Date "collet" was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1844. .... engaste (setting), argola de grampo (clamp ring, spring clip). ... www.websters-online-dictionary.org/co/collet.html - 61k
Marcos Antonio Local time: 13:10 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in category: 276