Shrivelling is a natural phenomenon where an object, with an attached sub-elastic covering, has its interior volume reduced in some way. The covering, which cannot contract any further, is then obliged to wrinkle and buckle, in order to preserve surface area while containing the lesser volume.
- Investigations on golden apple (Spondias cyherea) production with particular reference to post-harvest technology and processing. Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE. p. 34.
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