\ɒzmˈə͡ʊsɪs], \ɒzmˈəʊsɪs], \ɒ_z_m_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ_s]\
Definitions of OSMOSIS
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The phenomenon of the passage of certain fluids and solutions through a membrane or other porous substance. The rapidity of the passage of two fluids separated by a membrane is not always equal; the phenomenon of the more rapid passage is called endosmosis, that of the slower passage is called exosmosis.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The passage of water through a porous septum, in consequence of a difference in osmotic pressure or concentration of the dissolved substances. The osmotic pressure of any solution is dependent upon the number of particles (molecules and ions) in solution and, mechanically measured, it is equal to the gas pressure exerted by the same number of gas molecules in the same volume. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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