chemosmosis

chemosmosis

[kee-moz-moh-sis, -mos-, kem-oz-, -os-]
noun
chemical action between substances that occurs through an intervening, semipermeable membrane.

Origin:
chem- + osmosis

chemosmotic [kee-moz-mot-ik, -mos-, kem-oz-, -os-] , adjective
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chemiosmosis or chemosmosis (ˌkɛmɪɒzˈməʊsɪs)
 
n
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 or chemosmosis
 
n

chemosmosis (ˌkɛmɒzˈməʊsɪs)
 
n
a variant spelling of chemiosmosis
 
chemosmotic
 
adj

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