osmosis

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the movement of molecules of a solvent from a solution of one concentration to a solution of a higher concentration through a semi-permeable membrane until the two solutions balance in concentration

Electronics

  • For two solutions, each with different concentrations and separated by a partially permeable membrane, the process via which solvent molecules pass from one side to the other, without solute molecules passing.

Food

  • noun the movement of a solvent from one part of the body through a semipermeable membrane to another part where there is a higher concentration of molecules
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