- Having to do with osmosis (the passage of a liquid through a membrane from a less concentrated solution to a more concentrated one). This causes the more concentrated solution to become diluted, and makes the concentrations in both solutions more equal. Osmotic also refers to a type of laxative that increases the amount of water in the large intestine, which softens the stool to help it pass more easily.
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osmotic — OSMÓTIC, Ă, osmotici, ce, adj. Care ţine de osmoză, privitor la osmoză, al osmozei. ♢ Presiune osmotică = presiune care apare în soluţii şi care produce fenomenul de osmoză. – Din fr. osmotique. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 15.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … … Dicționar Român
osmotic — os*mot ic, a. Pertaining to, or having the property of, osmosis; as, osmotic force. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
osmotic — osmosis ► NOUN 1) Biology & Chemistry a process by which molecules of a solvent pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. 2) the gradual assimilation of ideas. DERIVATIVES osmotic… … English terms dictionary
osmotic — adjective of or relating to osmosis osmotic pressure • Pertains to noun: ↑osmosis • Derivationally related forms: ↑osmosis … Useful english dictionary
osmotic — adjective Date: 1854 of, relating to, caused by, or having the properties of osmosis • osmotically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
osmotic — see osmosis … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
osmotic — See osmosis. * * * … Universalium
osmotic — adjective Of or relating to osmosis … Wiktionary
osmotic — Relating to osmosis. SYN: osmolar. * * * os·mot·ic mät ik adj of, relating to, or having the properties of osmosis os·mot·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv … Medical dictionary
osmòtic — os|mò|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable … Diccionari Català-Català