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volatile

1. (of a substance) capable of readily changing from a solid or liquid form to a vapour; having a high vapour pressure and a low boiling point
2. Computing (of a memory) not retaining stored information when the power supply is cut off
3. a volatile substance

volatile

[′väl·əd·əl]
(chemistry)
Readily passing off by evaporation.

volatile

Descriptive of a substance which passes off easily as a gas or vapor, evaporating quickly.

volatile

(programming)

volatile

(storage)

volatile

With regard to RAM memory, volatile means "temporary" rather than "highly changeable," which is the usual meaning of the word in English. See volatile memory and volatility.
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Keywords: Silage fermentation, volatile fatty acids, nutritive quality, proportion, corn-soybean intercropping.
Moreover, some of these active compounds have been shown to modulate volatile fatty acids production or their ratio under in vitro and in vivo conditions (Cardozo et al., 2001; Sliwinski et al., 2002; Cieslak et al., 2012, Cieslak et al., 2014a).
Ruminants depend on volatile fatty acids (VFAs) for up to 80% of their maintenance energy requirements (Tagang et al., 2011).
"Proportions of the various volatile fatty acids produced in the rumen differ between a diet of forage and one of grain," notes Gallavan.
Effects of ruminal infusion of volatile fatty acids on plasma concentration of growth hormone and insulin in sheep.
Effect of supplementation urea molasses mineral licks to straw diet on dry matter intake, volatile fatty acids and methane production.
It is well known that glucose metabolism has a close association with hepatic ketogenesis and lipid metabolism in liver where glucose metabolism is integrated with ketone bodies nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) and volatile fatty acids (VFAs) metabolism (Huntington et al.
VOCs include nitrogen-based compounds, sulfur-based compounds, volatile fatty acids, hydrocarbons, trepans, esters, ethers, alcohols, and aldehydes/ketones (Smet et al., 1999).
Total volatile fatty acids (TVFA) and proportion of propionic acid (C3) were differed among treatments and ranged from 88.6 to 100.8 mmol/l and 23.4 to 27.7 mmol/l, respectively.
The supernatant and incubated mixture were transferred into a test tube and frozen at -20[degrees]C for further analysis of total volatile fatty acids (tVFAs), fatty acids and rumen microbial populations, respectively.