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scarification

[‚skär·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
The operation of making numerous small, superficial incisions in skin or other tissue.
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But, on the other hand, the mean time for seedling emergence was significantly affected by the interaction between color and scarification as well as fungicide and scarification.
The analysis of the factorial design for the variable electrical conductivity (Table I) demonstrated there was no significant interaction between the analyzed factors (with and without previous scarification x temperatures).
The accession [Petrolina.sub.1] was superior to the others in all treatments evaluated, despite being similar to [Apodi.sub.3] and [Apodi.sub.4] for the control - T1, to [Apodi.sub.3] for scarification with sandpaper no 80 - T2, to [Apodi.sub.2], [Apodi.sub.3] and [Apodi.sub.4] for immersion in water at 60 [degrees]C - T4, and to [Apodi.sub.4] for immersion in water at 80 [degrees]C - T5.
Treatments [T.sub.3], [T.sub.6] and [T.sub.9], consisted in scarification of the seeds in their apical portion with sandpaper n.80 (FERREIRA et al., 2009), and posterior stratification as previously described.
In a second room, Baloji has composed a series of hammered photographs illustrating ritual body scarifications, an elaborate reference to initiation rites practised by many West African tribes.
Gametes were obtained by gonad scarification. Female oysters were opened, tissues cut away, and the visceral mass isolated.
Chemical scarification: soaking in [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] solution:
The preexperimental trials, including boiling water, acid scarification, storage of seeds in a deep freezer at -20[degrees] C and at -80[degrees]C, and immersing seeds in liquid nitrogen, indicated that white lupin seeds stored in deep freezer at -80[degrees] C or treated with HW had promising results compared to the other methods tested (data not shown).
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in Wales said it believed new rules should be introduced to cover all forms of body modification, including piercing, cosmetic fillers and the extreme practice of scarification.
While much of his work is linked to conservation, he has diversified into horsedrawn bracken rolling, scarification chain-harrowing and organic cultivation.