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desiccation

 [des″ĭ-ka´shun]
the act of drying.

des·ic·ca·tion

(des'i-kā'shŭn),
The process of being desiccated.
Synonym(s): dehydration (4) , exsiccation (1)

desiccation

Medtalk → Vox populi Drying

des·ic·ca·tion

(des'i-kā'shŭn)
The process of being desiccated.
Synonym(s): dehydration (4) , exsiccation (1) .

desiccation

the process by which a substance is dried out and the moisture removed. This is often carried out in a desiccator, which contains a substance which will take up water, such as calcium chloride.

desiccation

separation of a skin lesion from underlying healthy tissue, using low-current electrosurgery

desiccation

The process of becoming dry. See dry eye.

des·ic·ca·tion

(des'i-kā'shŭn)
The process of being desiccated.
Synonym(s): dehydration (4) , exsiccation (1) .

desiccation (des´ikā´shən),

n an excessive loss of moisture; the process of drying up. See also electrocoagulation.

desiccation

the act of drying.

desiccation keratitis
see keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
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Most studies of the dessication tolerance of live insects measure water loss at 5% or less relative humidity (Hadley 1994).
It contains several dessication marks and some poorly preserved structures which appear as vestiges of plants carried there during the sedimentation.
A review of recalcitrant seed physiology in relation to dessication tolerance mechanisms.
The effect of dessication and low temperature on the viability of eggs and emerging larvae of the tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini (Ixodidae).
Throughout the experiment, dessication was avoided by using saline-soaked gauze during testing and keeping each specimen tightly wrapped in airtight double bags.
Without insulation, high temperatures would cause dessication of the underlying soil.
According to Richard Leakey, the famous archaeologist who served as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, "Our dry months are longer, they're hotter and the dessication of the land in dry weather is worse.
When emptied by drought, these cells "impart a whitish appearance" to the sphagnum, raising the albedo of the surface, increasing the reflection of incoming radiation, and reducing dessication.
Boxwork calcite and pyrite have been observed: the host material here was probably clay that occupied the cavity prior to mineralization; dessication of the clay created fractures along which calcite crystals (at Plymouth) and pyrite crystals (at Biggsville) grew.
Dry matter content of seed is used as an industry standard for estimating maturity of grass seed, but dessication during seed maturation is rapid (Gallau et al.
Effects of air exposure on dessication rate, hemolymph chemistry, and escape behaviour of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus.