what is imbibition?
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.