1. osmosis

noun. ['ˌɔzˈmoʊsɪs'] (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal.


  • reverse osmosis
  • dialysis

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Example sentences of the word osmosis

1. Noun, singular or mass
The salt triggers a process known as osmosis where water is rapidly pulled out of the snail's cells.