shattering


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shattering

[′shad·ə·riŋ]
(fluid mechanics)
One theory to explain homogenization or globule fractionation in milk; it is the effect that occurs when whole milk under high velocity strikes a flat surface, such as an impact ring.
(mechanics)
The breaking up into highly irregular, angular blocks of a very hard material that has been subjected to severe stresses.
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The segregation ratio of 3:1 shattering to nonshattering in the [F.
Fagopyrum homotropicum has the characteristic of seed shattering and F.
A uniform degree of shattering stress was achieved as the same technical assistant shed ten panicles simultaneously 10 times against the paper on the table, and scattered seeds were weighed (g [panicle.
Variable seed yield needed square root transformation, while seed shattering and germination were arcsine-square root transformed.
Relative humidity has been reported to be the most critical factor influencing pod dehiscence and seed shattering (Anderson, 1955; Metcalfe et al.
The rate of shattering increases as the rate of water loss from the pods increases, but pods do not shatter as readily when pod drying proceeds slowly (Buckovic, 1952).
PSR23 was developed by one cycle of mass selection and two generations of inbreeding and selection for reduced seed shattering in the VL50 [C.