end osmosis

endosmosis

[en-doz-moh-sis, -dos-]
noun
1.
Biology. osmosis toward the inside of a cell or vessel.
2.
Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to exosmosis ).

Origin:
1830–40; Latinization of now obsolete endosmose < French; see end-, osmosis

endosmotic [en-doz-mot-ik, -dos-] , adjective
endosmotically, adverb
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endosmosis (ˌɛndɒsˈməʊsɪs, -dɒz-)
 
n
biology Compare exosmosis osmosis in which water enters a cell or organism from the surrounding solution
 
endosmotic
 
adj
 
endos'motically
 
adv

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endosmosis en·dos·mo·sis (ěn'dŏz-mō'sĭs, -dŏs-)
n.
The passage of a fluid inward through a permeable membrane, as of a cell, toward a fluid of higher concentration.


en'dos·mot'ic (-mŏt'ĭk) adj.
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