what is imbibition?

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Imbibition is the phenomenon of adsorption of water by the solid particles of a substance without forming a solution.


  • Imbibition is the initial step in seed germination.
  • Imbibition causes swelling of seeds and results in the breaking of testa.
  • Imbibition is dominant in the initial stage of water absorption by roots.
  • The water moves into ovules which are ripening into seeds by imbibition.

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