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endosmosis

[ en-doz-moh-sis, -dos- ]
/ ˌɛn dɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɒs- /
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noun
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).
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Origin of endosmosis

1830–40; Latinization of now obsolete endosmose<French; see end-, osmosis

OTHER WORDS FROM endosmosis

en·dos·mot·ic [en-doz-mot-ik, -dos-], /ˌɛn dɒzˈmɒt ɪk, -dɒs-/, adjectiveen·dos·mot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for endosmosis

endosmosis
/ (ˌɛndɒsˈməʊsɪs, -dɒz-) /

noun
biology osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from the surrounding solutionCompare exosmosis

Derived forms of endosmosis

endosmotic (ˌɛndɒsˈmɒtɪk, -dɒz-), adjectiveendosmotically, adverb
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Medical definitions for endosmosis

endosmosis
[ ĕn′dŏz-mōsĭs ]

n.
The passage of a fluid inward through a permeable membrane, as of a cell, toward a fluid of higher concentration.

Other words from endosmosis

en′dos•motic (-mŏtĭk) adj.
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