electro-osmosis

[ ih-lek-troh-oz-moh-sis, -os- ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊ ɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -ɒs- /

noun Physical Chemistry.

the motion of a liquid through a membrane under the influence of an applied electric field.

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Also e·lec·tro·os·mo·sis, electrosmosis.
Also called electroendosmosis.

Origin of electro-osmosis

First recorded in 1905–10

OTHER WORDS FROM electro-osmosis

e·lec·tro-os·mot·ic [ih-lek-troh-oz-mot-ik, -os-] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ ɒzˈmɒt ɪk, -ɒs-/, adjectivee·lec·tro-os·mot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electro-osmosis

electro-osmosis

noun

movement of liquid through a capillary tube or membrane under the influence of an electric field: used in controlling rising dampAlso called: electroendosmosis
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