imbibition: some kind of step in the development of cotyledons? biologists, please help!
- Maybe not so "obvious" after all - see for instance Technicolor:
- Technicolor IB printing ("IB" abbreviates "imbibition", a dye-transfer operation): a process for making color motion picture prints that allows the use of dyes which are more stable and permanent than those created in chromogenic color prints.
- The act of imbibing.
- Chemistry Absorption of fluid by a solid or colloid that results in swelling.
- The word comes from "imbibe": American Heritage Dictionary: imbibe:
- To drink.
- To absorb or take in as if by drinking: "The whole body . . . imbibes delight through every pore" (Henry David Thoreau).
- To receive and absorb into the mind: "Gladstone had . . . imbibed a strong prejudice against Americans" (Philip Magnus).
- Obsolete To permeate; saturate.
- Middle English embiben, to soak up, saturate, from Latin imbibere, to drink in, imbibe
- Milkunderwood (talk) 04:15, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
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The first paragraph includes language about splitting human skulls. It would be helpful if a link was added citing the source of this information. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 17:40, 16 November 2016 (UTC)