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imbibition

 [im″bĭ-bish´un]
absorption of a liquid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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)]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

imbibition

The taking up of fluid as by absorption into a gel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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

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)]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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