exosmosis

exosmotic /ek'sos mot"ik, -soz-/, adj.exosmotically, adv.
/ek'sos moh"sis, ek'soz-/, n.
1. Biol. osmosis toward the outside of a cell or vessel.
2. Physical Chem. the flow of a substance from an area of greater concentration to one of lower concentration (opposed to endosmosis).
[1830-40; Latinization of now obs. exosmose < F; see EX-2, OSMOSIS]

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  • exosmosis — exósmosis o exosmosis (Del gr. ἔξω, fuera, y ósmosis). f. Fís. Corriente de dentro a fuera, que se establece al mismo tiempo que su contraria la endósmosis, cuando dos líquidos de distinta densidad están separados por una membrana semipermeable …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Exosmosis — Ex os*mo sis, n. [NL. See {Exo }, and {Osmose}.] (Physics) See {Exosmose}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exosmosis — [eks΄äs mō′sis, eks΄äzmō′sis] n. [altered (after OSMOSIS) < exosmose < Fr < Gr exo, out + ōsmos, impulse: see OSMOSIS] in osmosis, the slower, outward diffusion of the more dense fluid through the semipermeable membrane to mingle with… …   English World dictionary

  • exosmosis — ► sustantivo femenino FÍSICA Corriente de líquido que va desde un sistema cerrado hacia el exterior, cuando el medio externo es más concentrado. TAMBIÉN exósmosis IRREG. plural exosmosis * * * exosmosis o exósmosis (de «exo » y el gr. «ōsmós»,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • exósmosis — ► sustantivo femenino FÍSICA Corriente de líquido que va desde un sistema cerrado hacia el exterior, cuando el medio externo es más concentrado. TAMBIÉN exósmosis IRREG. plural exosmosis * * * exosmosis o exósmosis (de «exo » y el gr. «ōsmós»,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • exosmosis — osmosis os*mo sis ([o^]z*m[=o] s[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. wsmo s, equiv. to w^sis impulse, fr. wqei^n to push.] (Chemical Physics) (a) The tendency in fluids to mix, or become equably diffused, when in contact. It was first observed between fluids …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exosmosis — noun osmosis in which fluid flows through a membrane towards a region of lower concentration …   Wiktionary

  • exosmosis — ex·os·mo·sis .ek (.)säs mō səs, (.)säz n, pl mo·ses .sēz passage of material through a membrane from a region of higher to a region of lower concentration compare ENDOSMOSIS ex·os·mot·ic mät ik adj * * * n. outward osmotic flow. See also …   Medical dictionary

  • exosmosis — n. osmosis from within outward; flow of a substance from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration …   English contemporary dictionary

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