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Synonyms for desiccation

dryness resulting from the removal of water

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Effect of water deficit stress on diffusive resistance, transpiration and spikelet dessication of rice (Oryza sativa L.
With harmonic energy, we can limit tissue dessication and destruction, lowering the risk of future pregnancy-related complications.
Dessication tolerance studied in resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagnieum.
Accumulation of storage materials, precocious germination and development of dessication tolerance during seed maturation in mustard (Sinapis alba L.
The proposed pipeline will help to slow the dessication of the Dead Sea, which is famous for its high levels of salt and other minerals that allow bathers to float on its surface.
2003) who indicated the involvement of general dessication tolerance mechanism against water stress.
The critical equilibrium humidity is the relative humidity at which absorption of water vapor and dessication are balanced (Hadley 1994).
Development of a large-scale environmental chamber to investigate the dessication behaviour of flood embankment profiles, in Proc.
Epithelia function to protect the underlying tissues from environmental influences such as physical damage, infection, dessication, UV radiation, heat loss, and to maintain homeostasis.
Treatment options include curettage and dessication, surgical excision, radiation therapy, cryosurgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and topical medications.
They discuss the survival of plant-parasitic and animal-parasitic nematodes outside their host, the genomes of Pristionchus pacificus and implications for survival attributes, the Dauer phenomenon, gene induction and desiccation stress in nematodes, longevity and stress tolerance in entomopathogenic nematodes, cold tolerance, molecular analyses and dessication survival in Antarctic nematodes, thermobiotic survival, osmotic and ionic regulation, and the biochemistry of survival.
Thick snow insulates plants and soil from the real killer: dessication.
1983), but this primarily results from egg dessication (Andrews & Sexton 1981) and the fact that females that attain the minimum size for breeding during the dry season continue growing but refrain from reproducing until the rainy season begins (Andrews 1989).