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1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.

2. (Science: chemistry) The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.

3. (Science: optics) freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; said of colours.

The degree of saturation of a colour is its relative purity, or freedom from admixture with white.

Origin: L. Saturatio: cf. F. Saturation.

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Re: The Color of blood

Blood is RED. Blood is red whether it is arterial or venous. Only the shade of red changes. Anesthesiologists continuously monitor the oxygen saturation of patients in the operating room. While studying anesthesiology, Anesthesia residents are required to learn how the monitors work and the physics ...

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by anesthesia
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Color of blood
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... light, because the other wavelengths just pass away. The intensity has classical shape of dependence on any nutrient. First it grows until some saturation, but then it may decline because of photoinhibition etc.

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photosysnthesis
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Hypothetical experiment

... to keep all bacteria dead or alive for 2 years. You have to remove some constantly. The best you can do is to maintain your culture at the edge of saturation (just run the calculate the number of bacteria at the end of the first day ;) ). That can be done in a chemostat , and there are plenty of ...

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by canalon
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hypothetical experiment
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Colony PCR

... (The TELT protocol on 1ml cultures can give you DNA in less than a day if you start your cultures in the morning, as 1ml cultures will reach saturation in a matter of hours if started with enough of a colony).

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by canalon
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Colony PCR
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How does phospholipids aid the cell and the rest of the body

... and the rest), thus the molecule must be able to pass both parts to be able to pass through the membrane. Further, there is the structure (the saturation) of the fatty acids and also the group attached to the phosphate, whichc differ on both sides of membrane.

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by JackBean
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How does phospholipids aid the cell and the rest of the body
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