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osmoregulation

[oz-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n, os-] /ˌɒz moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɒs-/
noun
1.
the process by which cells and simple organisms maintain fluid and electrolyte balance with their surroundings.
Origin of osmoregulation
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; osmo- + regulation
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British Dictionary definitions for osmoregulation

osmoregulation

/ˌɒzməʊˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(zoology) the adjustment of the osmotic pressure of a cell or organism in relation to the surrounding fluid
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osmoregulation in Medicine

osmoregulation n.
The maintenance of an optimal constant osmotic pressure in the body of a living organism.


os'mo·reg'u·la·to'ry (-lə-tôr'ē, -tōr'ē) adj.
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