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electro-osmosis

[ ih-lek-troh-oz-moh-sis, -os- ]

noun

, Physical Chemistry.
  1. the motion of a liquid through a membrane under the influence of an applied electric field.


electro-osmosis

noun

  1. movement of liquid through a capillary tube or membrane under the influence of an electric field: used in controlling rising damp Also calledelectroendosmosis


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Other Words From

  • e·lec·tro-os·mot·ic [ih-lek-troh-oz-, mot, -ik, -os-], adjective
  • e·lectro-os·moti·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of electro-osmosis1

First recorded in 1905–10

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