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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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Desiccation is clearly a problem during dry periods (region was in a drought during the study), but herbivory also appeared to increase, especially at site A3.
Nevertheless, it is possible that besides the effects of increased irradiance on desiccation risk for seeds and seedlings, light levels have an impact on germination in Z.
m] during freezing indicates conformational changes in pigment-protein complexes due to desiccation (Lovelock et al.
With desiccation, the phospholipid arrangement in the membranes changes from a lamellar configuration to a hexagonal configuration, causing membrane dysfunction (FARRANT et al.
Overall, callus was the most vulnerable to desiccation from NaCl and Ca[Cl.
Eggs survived complete desiccation for at least 6 months at room temperature.
The desiccation has changed the climate conditions of the region and the quality of the water that remains and led to chronic illness, it said.
This behaviour is assumed to be advantageous to the first and second instars in helping them avoid desiccation and predation.
The aim of this work was to identify pod characteristics that correlate with, seed desiccation tolerance during development in Phalaenopsis.
The desiccation of the art scene during the summer season can easily cause one to mistake the slightest relief in the landscape for an unexpected oasis.
They can be harnessed to avoid premature desiccation in cheese, thus lowering the potential for weight loss and preserving the appearance of the product.
Petersen & Matthews (1984) using Muscidifurax zaraptor Kogan and Legner theorized that reduced suitability of previously frozen house fly pupae as hosts (over 96 h thawed) was due to desiccation rather than putrefaction of the host.