Definitions for osmotically
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•mo•sisɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, ɒs-(n.)
the tendency of a fluid, usu. water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution where the solvent concentration is higher, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on either side of the membrane. the diffusion of fluids through membranes or porous partitions.
Category: Biochemistry, Chemistry
a subtle or gradual absorption:
to learn by osmosis.
Origin of osmosis:
1865–70; Latinized form of now obs. osmose osmosis, extracted from endosmose endosmosis < F, =end-end - + Gk ōsm(ós) push, thrust + F -ose -osis
by means of osmosis
In an osmotic manner
With regard to osmosis
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