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Osmosis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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\os*mo"sis\ (?), n. [nl.] osmose.
1. 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 Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
process that maintains equilibrium through the diffusion of water from a place of high concentration to a place of low concentration through a selectively permeable membrane.Copyright © 2002 - 2006, BioProcess International™. All rights reserved.
Glossary of Marine Biology
The movement of pure water across a membrane from a compartment with relatively low dissolved ions to a compartment with higher
General Chemistry Glossary
Glossary of water terms
the movement of water molecules through a thin membrane. The osmosis process occurs in our bodies and is also one method of desalinizing saline water.
Technical English by wpv
The passage of water through permeable membrane separating two solutions of different concentration; the water passes into the more concentrated solution.
Osmosis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Osmosis is the net movement of solvent molecules through a partially permeable membrane into a region of higher solute concentration, in order to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides. It may also be used to describe a physical process in which any solvent moves, without input of energy, across a semipermeable membrane (permeable to the solvent, but not the solute) separating two solutions of different concentrations. Although osmosis does not require input of energy, it does use kinetic energy and can be made to do work.
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Osmosis Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
The passage of a liquid from a weak solution to a more concentrated solution across a semipermeable membrane that allows passage of the solvent (water) but not the dissolved solids.Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Water molecules passing through membranes naturally, to the side with the highest concentration of dissolved impurities.
The passage of a liquid from a weak solution to a more concentrated solution across a semipermeable membrane. The membrane allows the passage of the solvent (water) but not the dissolved solids (solutes). This process tends to equalize the conditions on either side of the membrane.
Osmosis Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan