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- n. A measure of the speed of diffusion.
- n. Capacity for spreading.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being diffusible; capability of being poured or spread out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tendency of a fluid to penetrate a contiguous fluid by the wandering of its molecules.
- n. Capability of spreading widely: as, the diffusibility of scarlet fever.
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The light which the lamp gave out, though it possessed intensity, was deficient in diffusibility as compared with that given out from ordinary flat flame gas burners, and this was another objection to it.
His opinion as to the diffusibility of the light emitted from the burner differed from that of Mr. Nelson, as he considered the light possessed that quality in a high degree.
Nitrate of soda also seems to increase the diffusibility of potash salts.
A special benefit which the diffusibility of nitrate of soda has been held to confer on the plant, is to encourage the growth of deep roots, by inducing the growing plant to send down its roots into the lower layers of the soil after the nitrate of soda.
The plastic principle contained in the aqueous is rarely sufficient to cause adhesion between the margin of the iris and the lens capsule, but the colloid nature of the aqueous, according to Troncoso, lessens its diffusibility and prevents its free passage into the lymph channels.
"From what is now known of the diffusibility of fluids through animal membranes, it is impossible to conceive bile long in contact with the lining membrane of the gall-bladder, bile-ducts, and intestine, without