shrinkage

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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 characteristics of tangential shrinkage stresses of wood from drying under high temperature and high pressure superheated steam were investigated.
The results also showed that at 180 [degrees]C, except for 0 percent RH, the tangential shrinkage stresses demonstrated similar correlation with MC at all other RH levels.
Our results showed that steaming caused slight radial and tangential shrinkage of the wood (Table 3).
The effects of previous drying and extractives on the radial and tangential shrinkage of outerwood, middlewood, and corewood of two sweetgum trees.
5 a, A Health Radial shrinkage Tangential shrinkage status [b] MS SC MS SC WW 7.
The reduction in the tangential shrinkage by the RF/V drying process was higher than that in the radial shrinkage, therefore, the difference between the tangential and radial shrinkage (the term T-R in Table 1) represents a very low value.
The lowest values of radial and tangential shrinkages were observed in terap and balik angin, respectively.