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imbibition

 [im″bĭ-bish´un]
absorption of a liquid.

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)]

imbibition

/im·bi·bi·tion/ (im″bĭ-bish´un) absorption of a liquid.

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)]

imbibition

The taking up of fluid as by absorption into a gel.

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.

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)]

imbibition (im´bibish´ən),

n the absorption of liquid. Gel structures are particularly susceptible to imbibition.

imbibition

absorption of a liquid.
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Alleviation of imbibitional injury by use of lanolin.
Seed coatings to reduce imbibitional chilling injury.
Soybeans with black seed coats imbibe water more slowly than unpigmented soybeans and show less imbibitional chilling injury (Tully et al.
Interaction of initial seed moisture and imbibitional temperature on germination and productivity of soybean.
Occurrence of a stelar lesion during imbibitional chilling of Zea mays L.