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turgid

[′tər·jəd]
(medicine)
Swollen and congested.
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I doubt if these poor creatures had ever been crisp and light, but by the time they reached our table they were bored into pappy turgidity.
In contrast, necrosis is nonphysiological, is dissociated from morphogenetic events and is related to development, being directly involved with cell turgidity and lysis and lixiviation of the cellular content, without obvious changes in DNA (for instance, without chromatin condensation and DNA fragmentation) (KRISHNAMURTHY et al.
To make a long story short, dry skin tends more toward premature aging and is very likely to have reduced turgidity, which eventually contributes to altered elasticity and firmness in aging skin.
No need to worry for their rapid wilt this is just transportation shock; they soon regain turgidity within couple of days when transplanted in the time of low temperature conditions.
Quotes and video tapes surfaced where he seemed to gloat about the benefits of the turgidity of the bill and its known but unfathomable (to noneconomists) consequences.
The characteristics used for macroscopic classification of the gonads were based on the following external aspects: size, shape, color, presence of blood vessels, turgidity and the space occupied in the body cavity (Murua et al.
Cell turgidity is maintained through a natural moisturising process (NMF)--an intercellular humectant--which attracts water to itself.
Unfortunately, Albanian partner in the government with great turgidity supports this idea.
Certainly the seedling needs cell turgidity to grow so as to provide the necessary pressure for the cells to divide and swell and this process involves catabolic for the production of energy in cell walls.
There looked to be a lot more cutting edge about Spurs, however, still the turgidity hung in the air like a spell cast by someone not too fond of a lot of goalmouth action.
Toxicity was evaluated by macroscopic parameters, like length of the roots, turgidity and hardening of the root tips, color alterations and thickening (tumors).