Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

osmolarity

play
noun os·mo·lar·i·ty \ˌäz-mō-ˈla-rə-tē, ˌäs-\

Definition of osmolarity

plural

osmolarities

  1. :  the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per liter of solution

osmolar

play \äz-ˈmō-lər, äs-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of osmolarity

osmol + -ar + -ity


First Known Use: 1948


Medical Dictionary

osmolarity

play
noun os·mo·lar·i·ty \ˌäz-mō-ˈlar-ət-ē, ˌäs-\

Medical Definition of osmolarity

plural

osmolarities

  1. :  the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per liter of solution

osmolar

\äz-ˈmō-lər, äs-\play adjective



Learn More about osmolarity

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of osmolarity


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up osmolarity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

brumal hiemal vernal estival
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ