porosity

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noun po·ros·i·ty \pə-ˈrä-sə-tē, pȯ-\

Definition of porosity

plural

porosities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being porous b :  the ratio of the volume of interstices of a material to the volume of its mass

  2. 2 :  pore

14th Century

First Known Use of porosity

14th century


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porosity

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noun po·ros·i·ty \pə-ˈräs-ət-ē, pō-, pȯ-\

Medical Definition of porosity

plural

porosities

  1. 1a:  the quality or state of being porousb:  the ratio of the volume of interstices of a material to the volume of its mass

  2. 2:  pore


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