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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
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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
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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