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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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A special clamping device was used to restrain the shrinkage movement of the specimen during drying by keeping the dimensions of the specimen constant (Cheng et al.
The mean cross-flow direction and flow directional shrinkages are as follows:
This residual stress cannot be computed directly by multiplying the free shrinkage strain by the elastic modulus (ie Hooke's Law) since stress relaxation occurs.
Pack pressure has a significant influence on the amount of shrinkage that occurs.
The ultimate impact of these decisions may depend on future developments, such as appellate review or possible IRS guidance providing a limited number of acceptable "safe-harbor" shrinkage methodologies.
Cords in splice and adjacent non-splice regions have undergone similar length reductions due to shrinkage (consistent with analyses of cords removed from cured tires).
Therefore, in the cases of packing time and packing pressure, the last two terms are more dominating than the first two, so that both the lateral and thickness shrinkages are decreasing with those conditions as indicated in Fig.
These four steps were used to determine the temperature-related shrinkage (that is, true thermal contraction plus moisture-related shrinkage) behavior at high MC.
1) Area shrinkage, which is an average of the directional shrinkage values for a given area of the part;
If holding pressure is applied, shrinkage is initially compensated by feeding more material into the mold cavity.
w], Void ratio at transition points of zero, residual, proportional, and structural shrinkages, respectively ([cm.