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endosmosis

[en-doz-moh-sis, -dos-]
noun
  1. Biology. osmosis toward the inside of a cell or vessel.
  2. Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to exosmosis).
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Origin of endosmosis

1830–40; Latinization of now obsolete endosmose < French; see end-, osmosis
Related formsen·dos·mot·ic [en-doz-mot-ik, -dos-] /ˌɛn dɒzˈmɒt ɪk, -dɒs-/, adjectiveen·dos·mot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for endosmosis

Historical Examples

  • The reason for this is found in the fact that endosmosis is most pronounced where the blood pressure is greatest.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822

    Various

  • 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.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • What effect on the process of endosmosis can be exerted by Castor or Croton oils, or by calcined Magnesia?

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • Poisseuille some time ago asserted that a solution of Morphia prevented the process of endosmosis through a dead animal membrane.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland


British Dictionary definitions for endosmosis

endosmosis

noun
  1. biology osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from the surrounding solutionCompare exosmosis
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Derived Formsendosmotic (ˌɛndɒsˈmɒtɪk, -dɒz-), adjectiveendosmotically, adverb
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endosmosis in Medicine

endosmosis

(ĕn′dŏz-mōsĭs)
n.
  1. The passage of a fluid inward through a permeable membrane, as of a cell, toward a fluid of higher concentration.
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Related formsen′dos•motic (-mŏtĭk) adj.
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