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Meaning of OSMOSIS

Pronunciation:  âz'mowsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

OSMOSIS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 See Also: dialysis, diffusion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Os*mo"sis\, n. [NL.]

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The passage of water or another solvent across a semipermeable membrane into a compartment that has a higher concentration of solutes; this tends to regulate the concentration of solutes in the two compartments.
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