dry weight


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dry weight

the weight of material remaining after removing the water (for example, after heating above 100°C).

dry weight

The body weight of a person after ideal hemodialysis, i.e., of a patient in renal failure who has neither edema nor high blood pressure.
See also: weight

dry mass

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dry weight

the mass or weight of biological material dried at 105 °C until no further water loss takes place. Because water content varies considerably between individuals, dry weight is the most commonly used method of assessing weight in plants and animals. See BIOMASS.
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The dry weight concept was either seen as a personal aid for managing fluid balance or as an aid to the dialysis team to restore fluid balance.
Once the image was collected, the root and shoot were placed in individual coin envelopes and dried at 50[degrees]C for 48 h and their dry weights recorded.
For four of five outcome variables, the cord concentration measured in terms of dry weight appeared to be a better predictor than the one expressed in regard to the wet weight.
0005 for comparison of dry weight values of 167 vs.
Positive correlations were obtained between WUE and dry weight with increasing N application.
Laboratory tests revealed that ciabatta is better than ordinary bread for mopping up left-over gravy after a meal, absorbing 120 per cent of its dry weight.
On day 180, MCs were measured, and compost cans were weighed to determine the decrease in dry weight.
For 85% of the HIC measurements on deparaffinized specimens, the result was either within 20% of the fresh result or both results fell within the reference interval of 5-24 mmol/kg dry weight (92% for 65 samples with dry weights [greater than or equal to] 0.
The major elements, added together, make up no more than 15 percent of a plant's dry weight, while the minor elements, collectively, make up less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the plant's dry weight.
An important one when you consider that about half the dry weight of wood is carbon.
7 inches and a dry weight of 143 pounds, the ZIP is agile and light - perfect for big city use.