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Metabolism The loss of height with age, a typical finding in osteoporosis of vertebral column
Vox populi A popular term for the marked decrease in penile length that follows exposure to cold water

shrinkage

Osteoporosis The loss of height with age, a typical finding in osteoporosis of vertebral column. See Osteoporosis Urology Popular for a marked ↓in penile length after exposure to cold water.

shrinkage

1. a characteristic of freshly killed meat. Weight loss occurs because of evaporation of moisture from cut surfaces. Humidity of the chilling chamber determines how much shrinkage there is.
2. loss of body weight when live animals are exposed to bad weather, deprivation of feed and water, transportation or mixing with another group.
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The unit volumetric shrinkage and contraction of the axes were determined by randomly selecting 18 safflower grains, which were individually dried.
f] is shown in Figure 5 for the materials with detected shrinkages.
L2] [%] are the flow directional shrinkages at the two sides in flow direction of the specimen.
Effects of shrinkage and accompanying creep of concrete along with cracking provide the major concern to the structural designer because of the inaccuracies and unknowns that surround them.
To study the effect of presteaming on shrinkage stress development, experiments were also made by presteaming the samples at 180 [degrees]C for 30 minutes and followed by drying under pressure at six RH levels (0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100%).
1995) described the effect of swelling and shrinkage on soil strength and also pointed out that the interaction between the pore water pressure and the possibility of particle rearrangement is very important for strengthening the whole system.
Shrinkage results when polymer molecules relax after molding.
Thus, the Tax Court concluded, the IRS abused its discretion in insisting that no estimated shrinkage be allowed, since that would result in a less accurate measurement of inventory and reflection of income.
Finally, Moldflow's MF/Warp was used to compute the part shrinkage and warpage.
When compared at similar shrinkage, 1X40 DSP fiber has 50% higher LASE than 1W70 but still has lower LASE than dry rayon.
Figure 11 plots the final shrinkages from four lateral motion models together with the experimental data at the reference-processing condition.
As such, lumber sawn from frozen logs has a reduced amount of bound water at the time of sawing and thus will experience less shrinkage to its in-service condition and less warp due to associated differential shrinkage.