Skip to Content
Medical Term:

osmosis

Pronunciation: os-mo'sis

Definition: The process by which solvent tends to move through a semipermeable membrane from a solution of lower to a solution of higher osmolal concentration of the solutes to which the membrane is relatively impermeable.

[G. osmos, a thrusting, an impulsion]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide