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osmoregulation

[ oz-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuhn, os- ]
/ ˌɒz moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɒs- /
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noun
the process by which cells and simple organisms maintain fluid and electrolyte balance with their surroundings.
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Origin of osmoregulation

First recorded in 1930–35; osmo- + regulation

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British Dictionary definitions for osmoregulation

osmoregulation
/ (ˌɒzməʊˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən) /

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