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Synonyms for desiccation

dryness resulting from the removal of water

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In severe frost when there is no snow, give container grown bay, box or olive a protective layer of fleece or hessian to prevent dessication from freezing winds.
The effect of dessication and low temperature on the viability of eggs and emerging larvae of the tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini (Ixodidae).
A major theme of the later chapters is the impact of this development on the population living in and around the Barkat oasis to the west; with environmental dessication and the growth of oasis agriculture and horticulture, activity became more focused on the emerging oases of Barkat and Ghat, causing nuclear family units to coalesce from the extended households typical of earlier pastoral societies and enabling individual families to exercise greater economic independence through trade.
Throughout the experiment, dessication was avoided by using saline-soaked gauze during testing and keeping each specimen tightly wrapped in airtight double bags.
Although the third eyelid maintained a normal blink response, corneal dessication, or keratitis resulting from inadequate eyelid coverage could have been a postoperative complication.
Without insulation, high temperatures would cause dessication of the underlying soil.
According to Richard Leakey, the famous archaeologist who served as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, "Our dry months are longer, they're hotter and the dessication of the land in dry weather is worse.
When emptied by drought, these cells "impart a whitish appearance" to the sphagnum, raising the albedo of the surface, increasing the reflection of incoming radiation, and reducing dessication.
Effects of air exposure on dessication rate, hemolymph chemistry, and escape behaviour of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus.
In addition, the fresh water flowing across portions of our study sites would further reduce dessication risk for the spiders.
It seems largely unconcerned about the dessication of spirit that is almost endemic to graduate students today.
The result of this routine was the rapid dessication of the Aral Sea: in just 30 years, the sea receded by as much as 60 to 80 kilometers at any given point.
Bacteria rarely produce visible growths on surface coatings and their general inability to survive dessication for more than short periods of time means that significant reservoirs of organisms rarely accumulate on the majority of coated surfaces.
We measured TCDD in sera collected in 1976 or 1977 for 899 women (92%), from 1978 through 1981 for 54 women (5%), and in 1996 or 1997 for 28 women (3%) whose earlier samples had become concentrated by dessication.
Endospore formation is common to the genus Bacillus, and is a special form of the bacterial cell that is highly resistant to heat, dessication (lack of water) and radiation.