Palpation may elicit, besides tenderness, points or regions of induration or intumescence.
Mr. Lindsay attempted to elucidate the action of the intumescence in raising and depressing the petiole, in the following manner.
We tried what result would ensue upon slitting the intumescence of the petiole horizontally.
Intumescence, in-tū-mes′ens, n. the action of swelling: a swelling: a tumid state.
Puff′iness, state of being puffy or turgid: intumescence; Puff′ing, the act of praising extravagantly.
Notice whether the substance fuses with the bead, and if so, whether there is intumescence or not.
In the reduction flame, upon charcoal, it is reduced to the metal with intumescence.
The oxide is reduced with intumescence to the metallic state, and the bead becomes clear again.
Here, an intumescence which was to become a mountain, there, an abyss which was to be filled with an ocean or a sea.