bowing

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Scope note
A type of warping usually associated with wood when one face of a length of lumber shrinks more than the other, resulting in a bowed curvature. Less commonly this process may occur in stone such as marble, due to residual stresses, anisotropic thermal expansion of calcitic grains, variation of fluid contents, and dissolution processes.
bowing
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024