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Containing sensible moisture; damp; moist; as, a humidair or atmosphere; somewhat wet or watery; as, humid earth; consisting of water or vapor. Evening cloud, or humid bow. (Milton)

Origin: L. Humidus, umidus, fr. Humere, umere, to be moist; akin to uvidus moist, gr, Skr. Uksh to wet, sprinkle, and Icel. Vokr moist, and perh. To E. Ox: cf. F. Humide.

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Re: Human body odor

... a risk factor as well. The lack of water is perhaps the biggest obstacle for bacterial growth on the skin and thus tropical or otherwise moist and humid environments drastically increase the chances of skin infections or overgrowth of bacteria. I think our ancestors were pretty stinky by our modern ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... color. However hair and facial differences are interesting issues too. Haven't red much about these issues but there must also be climate (dry, humid...), environment (forest, mountain, desert, hunting, fishing obtions etc) playing certain kind of role. Diversity among Africans is actually much ...

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by Antreas
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Re: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?

... water by breathing (and I can't believe that's a significant amount, as you'll perish of dehydration if you don't drink fluid -- breathing in even humid air won't sustain you). So, unless the principal of conservation of mass has been discredited, you cannot gain more than the weight of your food ...

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by jpines
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?
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Re: How does humidity affect leaf water potential?

Hi, can anybody help answer whether I would be right to assume that an increase in relative humidity would increase leaf water potential? Thanks What is leaf water potential Ashhh? I know that plants transpire less in humid conditions, which probably means they retain ...

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by animartco
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How does humidity affect leaf water potential?
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Views: 2241

Need some help on structure of plant leaves

... where the water amounts are sparse they are not present on the surface and they are hence called sunken this helps them reduce water lossess as a humid atmosphere is maintained

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by jwalin
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Need some help on structure of plant leaves
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