In these colonies the system of assimilation was carried to great lengths.
I shall assume that she has the normal child's capacity of assimilation and imitation.
Many minor anthropological differentiae can be distinguished among both the Great and the Little Russians, depending probably on the assimilation of various minor subdivisions of the Ural-Altaians.
Besides absorption, assimilation, conduction and protection there is another very important function for which provision has to be made in any plant-body of considerable size, especially when raised into the air, that of support.
We frequently find the expression used, the assimilation of carbon dioxide, or of nitrogen.
With reference to the assimilation of nitrogen, it would seem that algae, like other green plants, can best use it when it is presented to them in the form of a nitrate.
The assimilation of complex foods consequently may be regarded as supplying the protoplasm with a potential store of energy, as well as building tip its substance.
In the whiteness of its fur also, it shows such an assimilation in colour to that of surrounding nature as must be of considerable service in concealing it from its prey.
The contrast between the yellow and white types has been softened by the remarkable development of the Japanese following the assimilation of western methods.
Assimilation goes on during the whole year, except during periods of frost or when the plants are buried by snow.
This proves once more the ancient capacity of the Greeks for the assimilation of foreign elements.
Nor was the process of assimilation by any means one-sided.
Nevertheless, the process of assimilation goes on with great rapidity.
The chief importance of nitrogenous compounds depends upon their assimilation by living plants, which, in their development, absorb these compounds from the soil, wherein they are formed mainly by the action of nitrifying bacteria.
And because the process before us is the gradual assimilation of New Testament and Old Testament, we shall have to include at each step all that bears upon this.
The building up and nutrition of the living substance by the foods manufactured or absorbed is properly spoken of as the assimilation of such food.
The products of assimilation are stored up in the form of a fatty substance and not starch.
When carbon-assimilation is active, starch-granules crowd upon the surface of the pyrenoid and completely obscure it from view.
If it is absent, the cell loses its power of assimilation and growth, and soon dies.
In the case of muscle, if the available nourishment be sufficient, and if the power of assimilation of the muscle cells remain unimpaired, its bulk increases, that is to say, it becomes hypertrophied.
These are elongated in the direction of the length of the leaf, are always poor in chlorophyll and form a channel for conducting the products of assimilation away from the leaf into the stem.