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osmoregulation

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noun os·mo·reg·u·la·tion \ˈäz-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən, ˈäs-\

Definition of osmoregulation

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

osmoregulatory

play \-ˈre-gyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of osmoregulation

osmosis + regulation


First Known Use: 1927


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osmoregulation

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noun os·mo·reg·u·la·tion \ˌäz-mō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌäs-\

Medical Definition of osmoregulation

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




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