Endosmosis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Endosmosis (Physics) The transmission of a fluid or gas from without inward in the phenomena, or by the process, of osmose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n endosmosis The transmission of a fluid inward through a porous septum or partition which separates it from another fluid of different density: opposed to exosmosis: see osmosis. The general phenomenon of the interdiffusion of fluids through septa, including both endosmosis and exosmosis, is termed diosmosis or osmosis, but endosmosis is also used in this sense. The phenomena differ from diffusion proper in being affected by the nature of the septum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Endosmosis en-dos-mō′sis the passage of a fluid inwards through an organic membrane, to mix with another fluid inside—also En′dosmose
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. endosmosis, fr. Gr. 'e`ndon within + a thrusting, impulsion, fr. to push: cf. F. endosmose,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. endon, within, and ōsmos.

Usage

In literature:

A separation into a privileged and a subject-class prevents social endosmosis.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
It is, I am convinced, a kind of physical fact like endosmosis, with which some of you are acquainted.
"The Professor at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
Is it really an instance of endosmosis?
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
The reason for this is found in the fact that endosmosis is most pronounced where the blood pressure is greatest.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
If this were otherwise, the valency rule would hardly operate so well in endosmosis, kataphoresis, and precipitation.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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