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exosmosis

[ek-sos-moh-sis, ek-soz-] /ˌɛk sɒsˈmoʊ sɪs, ˌɛk sɒz-/
noun
1.
Biology. osmosis toward the outside of a cell or vessel.
2.
Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of greater concentration to one of lower concentration (opposed to endosmosis).
Origin of exosmosis
1830-1840
1830-40; Latinization of now obsolete exosmose < French; see ex-2, osmosis
Related forms
exosmotic
[ek-sos-mot-ik, -soz-] /ˌɛk sɒsˈmɒt ɪk, -sɒz-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
exosmotically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for exosmosis

exosmosis

/ˌɛksɒzˈməʊsɪs; -sɒs-/
noun
1.
(biology) osmosis in which water flows from a cell or organism into the surrounding solution Compare endosmosis
Derived Forms
exosmotic (ˌɛksɒzˈmɒtɪk; -sɒs-), exosmic (ɛkˈsɒzmɪk; -ˈsɒs-) adjective
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exosmosis in Medicine

exosmosis ex·os·mo·sis (ěk'sŏz-mō'sĭs, -sŏs-)
n.
The passage of a fluid through a semipermeable membrane toward a solution of lower concentration, especially the passage of water through a cell membrane into the surrounding medium.


ex'os·mot'ic (-mŏt'ĭk) adj.
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