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Encyclopedia > Retting

Retting Ret"ting, n.


1. The act or process of preparing flax for use by soaking, maceration, and kindred processes; -- also called rotting.


2. A place where flax is retted; a rettery.


Retting is the process of where by plant leaves are soaked in water, so that they are compleatly submerged. They soaked for a period of time, a day, a week etc. Then they are removed and washed to remove the soft tissue and then drying them so that all that reamain the fibres.


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ret - definition of ret in Encyclopedia (140 words)
Resolution enhancement technology (RET) is a form of image processing technology used to manipulate dot characteristics popular among laser printer and inkjet printer manufacturers.
Closely related RET techniques are also used in VLSI photolithography manufacturing technology, in particular in relation to 90 nanometre technology.
Among the major issues in RET in VLSI technology are the fundamental properties of a wave: amplitude, phase, and direction.
Gene RETID76 (904 words)
RET expression is found in several crest-derived cell lines, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, salivary glands, spermatogonia, and recently in normal thyroid tissue, thyroid adenoma and both papillary and follicular thyroid cell neoplasias.
RET rearrangement as RET/PTC1 is mostly detected in typical sporadic papillary thyroid carcinoma, RET/PTC3 occured at high frequency in chilhood papillary thyroid carcinoma from areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident.
Mutations of the RET proto-oncogene in Hirschsprung's disease.
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