In this way we have been able to prove that the osmotic pressure of a tired muscle is higher than that of the normal muscle.
Now, if the 17.33% solution had an osmotic pressure of P mm.
It is only necessary to glance at the photographs of these osmotic growths to appreciate the wonderful variety of form.
If not kept moist they could not serve as osmotic membranes.
The converse is the case when a solution of osmotic pressure higher than the blood is injected.
osmotic pressure plays a most important rle in the arena of life.
In 1866, Moritz Traube of Breslau discovered the osmotic properties of certain chemical precipitates.
De Vries has used this phenomenon for the measurement of osmotic tension.
Growth and development also follow the absorption and fixation of aliment by an osmotic production.
This, then, is the maximum height to which this osmotic pressure is able to lift the sap.
1867, Latinized from osmose (1854), shortened from endosmosis (1830s), from endosmose "inward passage of a fluid through a porous septum" (1829), from French endo- "inward" + Greek osmos "a thrusting, a pushing," from stem of othein "to push, to thrust," from PIE *wedhe- "to push, strike" (cf. Sanskrit vadhati "pushes, strikes, destroys," Avestan vadaya- "to repulse"). Figurative sense is from 1900. Related: Osmotic (1854, from earlier endosmotic).
osmosis os·mo·sis (ŏz-mō'sĭs, ŏs-)
n. pl. os·mo·ses (-sēz)
Diffusion of fluid through a semipermeable membrane until there is an equal concentration of fluid on both sides of the membrane.
The tendency of fluids to diffuse in such a manner.
The movement of a solvent through a membrane separating two solutions of different concentrations. The solvent from the side of weaker concentration usually moves to the side of the stronger concentration, diluting it, until the concentrations of the solutions are equal on both sides of the membrane. ◇ The pressure exerted by the molecules of the solvent on the membrane they pass through is called osmotic pressure. Osmotic pressure is the energy driving osmosis and is important for living organisms because it allows water and nutrients dissolved in water to pass through cell membranes.
Note: Informally, “osmosis” is the process by which information or concepts come to a person without conscious effort: “Living in Paris, he learned French slang by osmosis.”