bound water

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1. a clear, colorless, odorless, tasteless liquid, H2O.
2. an aqueous solution of a medicinal substance; called also aromatic water.
bound water water in the tissues of the body bound to macromolecules or organelles.
distilled water water that has been purified by distillation.
free water that portion of the water in body tissues which is not bound by macromolecules or organelles.
water for injection water for parenteral use, prepared by distillation or reverse osmosis and meeting certain standards for sterility and clarity; it may be specified as sterile if it has been sterilized and as bacteriostatic if suitable antimicrobial agents have been added.
purified water water obtained by either distillation or deionization; used when mineral-free water is required.

bound wa·ter

water held to colloids and other substances and not removed by simple filtration.

bound water

water in the tissue of the body bound to macromolecules or organelles.

bound water

Intracellular water attached to organic molecules. It is not available for metabolic processes.
See also: water
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According to the work by Blinc [36] and Baumgartner [37], the bound water fraction is proportional to the polymer concentration [m.
The critical water content has been interpreted as the transition from the predominance of bound water with a low dielectric permittivity ([[epsilon].
These findings suggest that the network structure is altered, resulting in a slightly packed volume with tightly bound water inside the BMI resin.
As such, lumber sawn from frozen logs has a reduced amount of bound water at the time of sawing and thus will experience less shrinkage to its in-service condition and less warp due to associated differential shrinkage.
Even when the free water is all removed by evaporation through heat, there is still the bound water attached to the cell walls.
The Scripps scientists developed special computer-implemented algorithms for analyzing the interactions between bound water and a protein surface.
The results indicate that the limiting factor for boron diffusion rates at the given conditions was the diffusion through bound water.
Therefore, it was assumed that the bound water in the specimens was the same regardless of rubber concentration which contributed to the same affect on [T.
Further, a new application introduced in 1996, allows MRIL(R) to identify clay bound water and thus determine total porosity.
Ideal conditions for boron diffusion cannot be achieved in wood since free and bound water are not uniformly distributed through wood.
Our aim is to study the influence of porous media on the dynamics of free and bound water in hydrogels using two neutron techniques: quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) and neutron transmission (1) in order to probe liquid motions in different ranges of observation times: [10.
All three systems under investigation show a saturation with bound water at 21[degrees]C after about 900 h, but a state of saturation is not reached for mobile water.