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reverse osmosis

 

Definition: movement of solvent in the opposite direction from osmosis, pressure filtration of solvent through a semipermeable membrane that will hold back the solutes; commonly replaced by filtration or ultrafiltration when speaking of capillary membranes, as in the renal glomerulus.

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