desiccation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
References in periodicals archive ?
(2014) observed that the germination of soybean seeds, after accelerated aging, was reduced with the desiccation of the plants at pre-harvest, due to the increase in the percentage of abnormal seedlings.
To determine the C / N ratio at the time of cover crop management desiccation, the total C content in the vegetable tissues was quantified by colorimetric method (Cantarella et al., 2001).
(2015) studied the desiccation tolerance of the calyptraeid gastropod Crepidulafornicata (Linnaeus, 1758) in New England and found that no adults died after even 10 h of desiccation stress at a relative humidity (RH) of 75%.
Drying seeds, as well as contributing to the preservation of physiologic, enables the early harvest of the same, being primordial water content in determining the appropriate time of harvest, thus, several drying methods have been employed to assess the desiccation tolerance of seeds; among these, natural drying is the most widely used method; although, it is limited by weather, for example, when there are unfavorable conditions of relative humidity and temperature, or when there are large volumes of seeds, the drying of seeds can be hampered (GARCIA et al., 2004; CARVALHO, 2005).
The selected species were subjected to five different desiccation regimes (a) 2 day (b) 4 day (c) 6 day (d) 8 day and (e) 10 day.
lepidophylla, also known as bird's nest moss) returns to a green appearance approximately twenty-four hours after rehydration when photosynthesis and respiration recommence normal levels (Pampurova and Van Dijck, "The Desiccation Tolerant Secrets" 285).
Metabolic changes play a role in desiccation survival, previous studies have indicated that glycogen shift to trehalose during insect-killing nematode Steinernema feltiae dehydration (Gal et al., 2001).
Finot reported, "The rain ruined the desiccation trial." Prior to the rain, the desiccation sprayed grapes had faster ripening kinetics and lower average berry weights.