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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)]

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)]
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In this paper, a new generalized capillary imbibition model is derived by considering the resistance of fluids in tight porous media and the change of apparent viscosity in tight pore space on the basis of previous studies.
Generally, seed germination entails three distinct phases: (i) imbibition, (ii) lag phase, and (iii) radicle growth and emergence [19].
It is completely surrounded by an impermeable surface except at one end of the cylinder, which is labelled as imbibition surface (x = 0) and this end exposed to an adjacent formation of the injected conductive liquid (I) and choose the effect of variable attractive magnetic field such that it increases injecting phase pressure by ([mu][H.sup.2]/8[pi]) where [mu] denotes the permeability of magnetic field, Mehta and Swaroop [5].
So, spontaneous imbibition of brine without surfactant was performed for 14 days.
Five replicates (50 seeds each) were recorded for every imbibition point.
Maize seeds were used because of the importance of coating on this seed and because studies have been previously carried out on the imbibition of non-coated maize seeds (Bruckler, 1983a,b).
At 25[degrees]C, G6PdH activity during the 96h imbibitions period increased 79.99% compared to the initial activity, reaching values of 0.18622 [micro]mol x [min.sup.-1] x [mg.sup.-1].
The data obtained using cores A, B, and C (with the same length and different diameters) shows that reproducible spontaneous imbibitions measurements can be obtained when the water imbibed is scaled with PV.
These processes occur mainly after the seeds have imbibed, when metabolism is activated (phase II of imbibition curve), however before the protrusion of the radical (BRADFORD, 1995).