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per·me·a·bil·i·ty

 (pûr′mē-ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. per·me·a·bil·i·ties
1. The property or condition of being permeable.
2. The rate of flow of a liquid or gas through a porous material.

permeability

(ˌpɜːmɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
1. the state or quality of being permeable
2. (General Physics) a measure of the response of a medium to a magnetic field, expressed as the ratio of the magnetic flux density in the medium to the field strength; measured in henries per metre. Symbol: μ See also relative permeability, magnetic constant
3. (Civil Engineering) civil engineering the rate of diffusion of a fluid under pressure through soil
4. (Aeronautics) the rate at which gas diffuses through the surface of a balloon or airship, usually expressed in litres per square metre per day

per•me•a•bil•i•ty

(ˌpɜr mi əˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n.
1. the quality or state of being permeable.
2. Physics.
a. the rate at which a pressurized gas or liquid passes through a porous medium.
b. the ability of a medium to permit such flow.
3. a measure of the ability of a material to alter the magnetic field in the area that it occupies.
4. the capability of a porous rock or sediment to permit the flow of fluids through its pore spaces.
[1750–60]

permeability

The ability of a substance to let another substance pass through it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permeability - the property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion)
porosity, porousness - the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids
absorbency - the property of being absorbent
impermeability, impermeableness - the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid
Translations
permeabilita
conductivité hydrauliqueperméabilité

permeability

[ˌpɜːmɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Npermeabilidad f

permeability

nDurchlässigkeit f, → Permeabilität f (geh, Sci)

permeability

[ˌpɜːmɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] npermeabilità

per·me·a·bil·i·ty

n. permeabilidad, cualidad de ser permeable;
capillary ______ capilar.
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The mechanism of inactivation by carvacrol can be directly linked to the cell envelope and ability of carvacrol to permeabilize and depolarize the cell membrane (Ultee et al.
We hypothesize that cadmium induces lysosomes to permeabilize, release cathepsins, leading to apoptosis in osteoblast-like cells Saos-2 and MG-63.
Sonoporation is defined as the interaction of ultrasound with ultrasonic contrast agents to temporarily permeabilize the cell membrane allowing for the uptake of various substances such as DNA, drugs, and other therapeutic compounds, from the extracellular environment.
8) The test is based on use of tris-EDTA to permeabilize a bacterial cell and release of [beta] lactamases into the external environment.