Biology. osmosis toward the inside of a cell or vessel.
Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to exosmosis).
- en·dos·mot·ic [en-doz-mot-ik, -dos-], /ˌɛn dɒzˈmɒt ɪk, -dɒs-/, adjective
- en·dos·mot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use endosmosis in a sentence
This passage is performed by a process to which the names of Absorption and endosmosis have been applied.
What effect on the process of endosmosis can be exerted by Castor or Croton oils, or by calcined Magnesia?
Poisseuille some time ago asserted that a solution of Morphia prevented the process of endosmosis through a dead animal membrane.
A separation into a privileged and a subject-class prevents social endosmosis.Democracy and Education | John Dewey
If this were otherwise, the valency rule would hardly operate so well in endosmosis, kataphoresis, and precipitation.Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for endosmosis
biology osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from the surrounding solution: Compare exosmosis
- endosmotic (ˌɛndɒsˈmɒtɪk, -dɒz-), adjective
- endosmotically, adverb
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