exosmosis

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ex·os·mo·sis

 (ĕk′sŏz-mō′sĭs, -sŏs-)
n.
The passage of a fluid through a semipermeable membrane toward a solution of lower concentration, especially the passage of water through a cell membrane into the surrounding medium.


ex′os·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.

exosmosis

(ˌɛksɒzˈməʊsɪs; -sɒs-)
n
(Biology) biology osmosis in which water flows from a cell or organism into the surrounding solution. Compare endosmosis
exosmotic, exosmic adj

ex•os•mo•sis

(ˌɛk sɒsˈmoʊ sɪs, ˌɛk sɒz-)

n.
1. osmosis toward the outside of a cell or vessel.
2. the flow of a substance from an area of greater concentration to one of lower concentration (opposed to endosmosis).
[1830–40; Latinization of now obsolete exosmose < French; see ex-2, osmosis]
ex`os•mot′ic (-ˈmɒt ɪk) adj.

exosmosis

(in osmosis) the slower spread of the more dense fluid through the membrane to merge with the less dense. Cf. endosmosis. — exosmotic, adj.
See also: Processes