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macerate

 [mas´er-āt]
to soften by wetting or soaking.

mac·er·ate

(mas'ĕr-āt),
To soften by steeping or soaking.
[see maceration]

macerate

/mac·er·ate/ (mas´er-āt) to soften by wetting or soaking.

macerate

(măs′ə-rāt′)
v. macer·ated, macer·ating, macer·ates
v.tr.
1. To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
2. To separate into constituents by soaking.
3. To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate.
v.intr.
To become soft or separated into constituents by soaking: "allowed the juice and skins of the white grapes to macerate together overnight before pressing" (Gerald Asher).
n. (-ĭt)
A substance prepared or produced by macerating.

mac′er·a′tion n.
mac′er·a′tor, mac′er·at′er n.

macerate

[mas′ərāt]
Etymology: L, macerare, to soften
to soften something solid by wetting or soaking.

mac·er·ate

(mas'ěr-āt)
To soften by steeping or soaking.
See also: maceration

macerate

to cause to separate into parts by means of a digestive process, particular related to the separation of cells in tissues.

mac·er·ate

(mas'ěr-āt)
To soften by steeping or soaking.

macerate

to soften by wetting or soaking.
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Such a GSS-induced pathway would presumably take longer to detach follicles than does mechanical disruption, and could be fully replaced by the maceration procedure during in vitro trials.
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The timing of ovulation can also be altered by CaFSW or trypsin treatments, which may simply accelerate follicle-cell capping by weakening follicle cell-oocyte attachments; incubating ovaries in seawater for more than 3 h prior to maceration may have the same effect.
transversa follicles are placed directly in the drug without preincubating the ovary prior to maceration.
However, based on the fact that the simple maceration of T.
Extended maceration gave us greater tannins than the drain and fill.
One thing is pretty clear--if you have grapes with unripe seeds, you do not want to do extended maceration.
He also said he knows of no winery that was doing both delestage and extended maceration.
One researcher in the field told me, "Extended maceration isn't a bad idea in theory, but there is an actual loss of pigment through extended contact with the skins.