osmoregulation

[ oz-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuhn, os- ]

noun
  1. the process by which cells and simple organisms maintain fluid and electrolyte balance with their surroundings.

Origin of osmoregulation

1
First recorded in 1930–35; osmo- + regulation

Words Nearby osmoregulation

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British Dictionary definitions for osmoregulation

osmoregulation

/ (ˌɒzməʊˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən) /


noun
  1. zoology the adjustment of the osmotic pressure of a cell or organism in relation to the surrounding fluid

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