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OSMOSIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does osmosis mean? 

OSMOSIS (noun)
  The noun OSMOSIS has 1 sense:

1. diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

  Familiarity information: OSMOSIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OSMOSIS (noun)


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Meaning:

Diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("osmosis" is a kind of...):

diffusion ((physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation)

Holonyms ("osmosis" is a part of...):

dialysis (separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes)


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