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chemosmosis

[kee-moz-moh-sis, -mos-, kem-oz-, -os-] /ˌki mɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -mɒs-, ˌkɛm ɒz-, -ɒs-/
noun
1.
chemical action between substances that occurs through an intervening, semipermeable membrane.
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chemosmotic
[kee-moz-mot-ik, -mos-, kem-oz-, -os-] /ˌki mɒzˈmɒt ɪk, -mɒs-, ˌkɛm ɒz-, -ɒs-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chemosmosis

chemiosmosis

/ˌkɛmɪɒzˈməʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(biochem) the mechanism by which the synthesis and utilization of the biochemical energy source ATP is regulated: the energy generated by oxidative phosphorylation generates a proton gradient across the membrane of the mitochondrion that drives the enzymic resynthesis of ATP
2.
a chemical reaction between two compounds after osmosis through an intervening semipermeable membrane

chemosmosis

/ˌkɛmɒzˈməʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chemiosmosis
Derived Forms
chemosmotic (ˌkɛmɒzˈmɒtɪk) adjective
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