[ oz-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n, os- ]
/ ˌɒz moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɒs- /
the process by which cells and simple organisms maintain fluid and electrolyte balance with their surroundings.
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British Dictionary definitions for osmoregulation
/ (ˌɒzməʊˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən) /
zoology the adjustment of the osmotic pressure of a cell or organism in relation to the surrounding fluid
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Medical definitions for osmoregulation
[ ŏz′mə-rĕg′yə-lā′shən, ŏs′- ]
The maintenance of an optimal constant osmotic pressure in the body of a living organism.
Other words from osmoregulationos′mo•reg′u•la•to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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