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imbibition

 [im″bĭ-bish´un]
absorption of a liquid.

im·bi·bi·tion

(im'bi-bish'ŭn),
1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either.
2. Taking up of water by a gel, thereby increasing its size.
[L. im-bibo, to drink in (in + bibo)]

imbibition

/im·bi·bi·tion/ (im″bĭ-bish´un) absorption of a liquid.

im·bi·bi·tion

(im'bi-bish'ŭn)
1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either.
2. Taking up of water by a gel.
[L. im-bibo, to drink in (in + bibo)]

imbibition

The taking up of fluid as by absorption into a gel.

imbibition

the uptake of water by, for example, the dry seed, that causes GERMINATION to start. The process is due, not to SELECTIVE PERMEABILITY through a membrane, but rather to the property of water ADSORPTION by colloidal particles such as cellulose, pectin and cytoplasmic proteins, using chemical and electrostatic attraction.

im·bi·bi·tion

(im'bi-bish'ŭn)
1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either.
2. Taking up of water by a gel.
[L. im-bibo, to drink in (in + bibo)]

imbibition (im´bibish´ən),

n the absorption of liquid. Gel structures are particularly susceptible to imbibition.

imbibition

absorption of a liquid.
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Imbibition process was conducted with periodic weighting (0, 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96 and 120 hours), until at least a seed of each replicate emitted a radicle.
This study aimed to verify if the freshly harvested seeds exhibit physiological immaturity and apply hydropriming on seeds with different degrees of imbibition to enhance the germination performance.
They are termed 'hardseeded' or 'hard seed', because they remain hard compared to imbibed seeds, which swell and soften during imbibition (Rolston, 1978).
In particular, the germination protocol for Campanula forecasts seed imbibition for 24 hours in distilled water, then moving seeds to Petri dishes with agar medium (7 g [l.
The spontaneous imbibition of liquid into dry porous media--wicking--is here taken as a problem to be addressed in the processing of textiles, food, composites, and other materials.
The process of oil recovery by water injection is highly influenced by spontaneous capillary imbibition in water-wet reservoirs.
nummularia seeds is physical kind which inhibits seed imbibition or gas exchange and the best seed dormancy breaking method is scarification of seed coat with sandpaper.
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The physics of fluids in porous media give rise to many interesting phenomena, including imbibition where a viscous fluid displaces a less viscous one.