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 (ĕk′sŏz-mō′sĭs, -sŏs-)
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.
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High percentage of the organic matter and the presence of exosmotic liquid in the dentinal tubules are the important factors that contributes to the difficulty in obtaining a good bond strength to dentin.