osmoregulation


os·mo·reg·u·la·tion

noun \ˈäz-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən, ˈäs-\

Definition of OSMOREGULATION

:  regulation of osmotic pressure especially in the body of a living organism
os·mo·reg·u·la·to·ry \-ˈre-gyə-lə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Origin of OSMOREGULATION

osmosis + regulation
First Known Use: 1927

os·mo·reg·u·la·tion

noun \ˌäz-mō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌäs-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OSMOREGULATION

: regulation of osmotic pressure especially in the body of a living organism

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