intumescence


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

intumescence

 [in″too-mes´ens]
1. a swelling, normal or abnormal.
2. the process of swelling. adj., adj intumes´cent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·tu·mes·cence

(in'tū-mes'ens),
1. Synonym(s): enlargement
2. The process of enlarging or swelling; used to describe the spinal enlargements.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

intumescence

(ĭn′to͞o-mĕs′əns, -tyo͞o-)
n.
1. The act or process of swelling or the condition of being swollen.
2. A swollen organ or body part.

in′tu·mes′cent adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

in·tu·mes·cence

(in'tū-mes'ĕns)
1. Synonym(s): enlargement.
2. The process of enlarging or swelling; used to describe the spinal enlargements.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

intumescence

1. The process of swelling or becoming engorged, as in the erection of the penis.
2. The condition of being swollen.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Niswander, "Fire retardancy of thermoplastic materials by intumescence," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development, vol.
The spinal cords were rapidly removed and a 0.8 cm fragment was cut from the lumbar intumescence as described previously.
"Carbonization Mechanisms Resulting from Intumescence Association with the AMMONIUM Polyphosphate-Pentaerythritol Fire Retardant System." Carbon, 31 (8) 1219-1230 (1993)
Tremillon, "Synergistic effect of zeolite in an intumescence processes.
The cervical intumescence is present between [C.sub.6] and [T.sub.2].
* Alumina trihydrate * Magnesium hydroxide * Zinc borate * Phosphorus * Intumescence
Jones, "Nanocomposites: Radiative Gasification and Vinyl Polymer Flammability," in Fire Retardancy of Polymers: The Use of Intumescence, M.
Non Halogen * Alumina trihydrate * Magnesium hydroxide * Zinc borate * Phosphorus * Intumescence
Intumescence is usually referred to as the formation of an expanded superficial char layer acting as a physical barrier to reduce heat and mass (fuel and oxygen) transfer between the gas and the condensed phases (2).
Since several different types of mechanisms are employed, including condensed-phase reactions and intumescence, the amounts of gases evolved are significantly lower than reaction mechanisms employing gas-phase reaction such as halogen/antimony flame retardants.
Wilkie, "Influence of High Energy Radiation on the Thermal Stability of Polyamide-6," in Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, the Use of Intumescence, M.