imbibition

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imbibition

[‚im·bə′bish·ən]
(physical chemistry)
Absorption of liquid by a solid or a semisolid material.
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Perhaps 1 h of flooding causes a physical, imbibitional damage to the seed that is further aggravated by the chilled conditions (Tully et al.
The reduced viability was attributed to desiccation injury to the plasmalemma and/or imbibitional chilling injury (Wang et al.
Obendorf, with his students and collaborators, characterized imbibitional chilling injury in maize and soybean, developed methodologies for in vitro growth and maturation of soybean seeds with and without pods, and discriminated between alternative respiration and lipoxygenase activity during seed development and germination with selective inhibitors.