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endosmosis

[en-doz-moh-sis, -dos-] /ˌɛn dɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɒs-/
noun
1.
Biology. osmosis toward the inside of a cell or vessel.
2.
Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to exosmosis).
Origin of endosmosis
1830-1840
1830-40; Latinization of now obsolete endosmose < French; see end-, osmosis
Related forms
endosmotic
[en-doz-mot-ik, -dos-] /ˌɛn dɒzˈmɒt ɪk, -dɒs-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
endosmotically, adverb
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endosmosis

/ˌɛndɒsˈməʊsɪs; -dɒz-/
noun
1.
(biology) osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from the surrounding solution Compare exosmosis
Derived Forms
endosmotic (ˌɛndɒsˈmɒtɪk; -dɒz-) adjective
endosmotically, adverb
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endosmosis in Medicine

endosmosis en·dos·mo·sis (ěn'dŏz-mō'sĭs, -dŏs-)
n.
The passage of a fluid inward through a permeable membrane, as of a cell, toward a fluid of higher concentration.


en'dos·mot'ic (-mŏt'ĭk) adj.
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