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1. Absorption of fluid by a solid body without resultant chemical change in either.

2. Taking up of water by a gel, thereby increasing its size.

Origin: L. Im-bibo, to drink in (in _ bibo)

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Re: coat structure in white bean seeds

... I saw such branched bundles planarly embedded in the thin leaflet just below the external seed surface. Why there? May be they have a role during imbibition. Thanks

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by leosilv
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: coat structure in white bean seeds
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The Fiber Disease

... is often used as an oxygenbarrier in plastic packages, but only, if the water content in the polyamide is zero. Gil et al. (2000) observed the imbibition of water in differently prepared types of cork. Suberin is quantitatively the main component in cork of cork oaks (Quercus suber L.) and ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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