Explanation of dry mass

Give a brief explanation of dry mass.

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When biomasses are compared frequently, the concept of dry mass is employed. The dry mass is the sum total mass less the water mass of the individual. The total mass is as well named as fresh mass. To use dry mass rather than fresh mass is utile since among living beings, there are differences related to proportion of water in their body and these differences can deform the quantitative analysis of the incorporated organic material.

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