semipermeable


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semipermeable

(esp of a cell membrane) selectively permeable
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A general recommendation would be to make the finish on the warmer side of the wall semipermeable so that it slows the flow of vapor in the wall, while the finish on the cooler side of the wall should be permeable so that vapor can flow through.
Membranes, reimagined as delicate borders defining zones of difference, living boundaries continually remodeled by the dynamic exchange across their semipermeable boundaries, may not be such a bad model after all--for ethical relationship as well as for the relationship between science and the humanities.
"There's significant value in having a machine be a semipermeable membrane between [opposing parties]," he said.
En todos los experimentos las flores fueron protegidas con bolsas de papel semipermeable hasta un dia despues de la antesis.
Transparent film dressings (TFD) are made of an adhesive polyurethane material and are semipermeable, allowing the exchange of oxygen through the wound and preventing bacterial contamination.
To concentrate natural and refinery-derived inducers of mixed function oxygenase (MFO), semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs) were deployed for 11-12 days in Norman Wells refinery effluent and upstream and downstream on the Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories, Canada.
But the strength of Epstein's book is precisely its recognition of nuance, semipermeable boundaries, and complexity in human affairs.
Three Treatment Options Reverse Distillation osmosis Deionization Dissolved inorganic solids 2 2 1 Dissolved inorganic gases 2 3 1 Dissolved organics 2 2 1 Particulates 1 1 3 Bacteria 1 1 3 Pyrogens 1 1 3 1 - excellent 2 - good 3 - poor Reverse osmosis occurs when water is pushed through a semipermeable membrane using external pressures.
These worlds overlap, and, as the Irish say, the dwelling place of the poor is where the veil is very thin -- semipermeable.
The cell receives nutrition and excretes waste materials through a constant fluid exchange with extracellular fluid via a semipermeable membrane.
If style is the way we negotiate the relationship between ourselves and the world or, to be more exact, the self with its semipermeable membrane of consciousness and the world, then it is also the mode of politics, the way we mediate the power relations between ourselves and others.
The experiment employs a semipermeable membrane, which acts as an interface between the sample solution and the vacuum of the mass spectrometer.