- the tendency of a fluid, usually water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution where the solvent concentration is higher, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on either side of the membrane.
- the diffusion of fluids through membranes or porous partitions.Compare endosmosis, exosmosis.
Origin of osmosis
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In regard to the rle of heat of dilution in connection with osmotic pressure, see Bancroft, J. Phys.
An admirable review of the theories of osmotic pressure, by Lovelace, will be found in the Am.
We may ask, whether this theory cannot be used to explain the connection between osmotic and gaseous pressure.
It is therefore natural to look for the cause of osmotic pressure in kinetic phenomena and not in attractions.
This term must not be confounded with the term osmotic pressure, which has been defined on p. 10.