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The phenomenon involved in swelling of a piece of wood when placed in water is



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A

Osmosis

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B

Plasmolysis

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C

Absorption

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D

Imbibition


Solution

The correct option is B

Imbibition


Imbibition is a special type of diffusion where water is absorbed by solids causing them to enormously increase in volume. The classical examples of imbibition are absorption of water by seeds and dry wood.

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