Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10144

\rät\ v [ME roten, fr. OE rotian; akin to OHGr rōzzēn to rot] (before 12c) Decomposition in wood by fungi and other microorganisms; reduces its strength, density, and hardness.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA