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Isosmotic

Definition
adjective
(1) (used of solutions) Of or having the same or equal osmotic pressure.
(2) A condition in which the total number of solutes (i.e. permeable and impermeable) in a solution is the same or equal to the total solutes in another solution.
Supplement
Word origin: G. isos, equal + osmotic: relating to osmosis.

Related forms: isosmotically (adverb).

Related phrases: isosmotic solution.
Alternative forms: isoosmotic, iso-osmotic.

Compare: hyposmotic, hyperosmotic.

See also: osmosis, osmotic pressure.


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