- 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).
Origin of endosmosis
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The reason for this is found in the fact that endosmosis is most pronounced where the blood pressure is greatest.
Endosmomet′ric; Endosmot′ic, pertaining to or of the nature of endosmosis.
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.
- biology osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from the surrounding solutionCompare exosmosis
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- The passage of a fluid inward through a permeable membrane, as of a cell, toward a fluid of higher concentration.
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