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Pellicular water:

The film of water left around each grain or fracture surface of water-bearing material after gravity drainage (after APHA, 1981). (2) Water of adhesion; (after APHA, 1981). (3) Water that can be extracted by root absorption and evaporation but cannot be moved by gravity or by the unbalanced film forces resulting from localized evaporation and transpiration (after APHA, 1981).

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