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desiccation

 [des″ĭ-ka´shun]
the act of drying.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

des·ic·ca·tion

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

Medtalk → Vox populi Drying
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

des·ic·ca·tion

(des'i-kā'shŭn)
The process of being desiccated.
Synonym(s): dehydration (4) , exsiccation (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

desiccation

The process of becoming dry. See dry eye.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

des·ic·ca·tion

(des'i-kā'shŭn)
The process of being desiccated.
Synonym(s): dehydration (4) , exsiccation (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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With increased cuticular water loss rate, the dynamics of [H.sub.2]O quickly converge to zero, beyond which we would expect dessication.
Land arthropods are vulnerable to dessication, and usually stay in moist environments (Cloudsley-Thompson 1988).
In severe frost when there is no snow, give container grown bay, box or olive a protective layer of fleece or hessian to prevent dessication from freezing winds.
It is reasonable to suspect that the presence of these species is related to the relatively sheltered nature of the narrows area, whose physiography provides a certain amount of protection from heat and dessication in addition to grazing pressure.
Their topics include fundamental concepts in the mechanics and hydraulics of unsaturated geomaterials, the dessication cracking of soils, new experimental tools for characterizing highly over-consolidated clayey materials in unsaturated conditions, hydromechanical coupling theory in unsaturated geomaterials and its numerical integration, strain localization modeling in coupled transient phenomena, modeling landslides in partially saturated slopes subjected to rainfall infiltration, soil-pipeline interaction in unsaturated soils, and the geomechanical analysis of river embankments.
Commonly found in the environment and able to survive dessication, opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter sakazakii is known to pose a risk in the production of dried milk products.
Torok notes the dessication of the eastern Sahara and the Wadi Howar as likely driving factors in this resettlement, but the change was swift and dramatic and the resulting population of Nubians was also swiftly recruited by the Egyptians--not just for labor, but also for large-scale military operations in southwestern Asia.
Additionally, many of these species are also sensitive to dessication, especially the soft-bodied Collembola.
The pace of change has been dramatic, and the arc of further dessication will likely be dramatic, as well.
Drying was not complete for 10 days, so the extended survival could easily be attributed lack of immediate dessication as well as the higher organism load.
He has contributed pioneering work on the mechanisms of intracellular ice formation (cryoinjury), bioartificial liver design, mammalian cell preservation by freezing and dessication, and cell on a chip (bioMEMS) applications which directly impact numerous applications in medicine.