osmotic pressure


osmotic pressure

noun

Definition of OSMOTIC PRESSURE

:  the pressure produced by or associated with osmosis and dependent on molar concentration and absolute temperature: as
a :  the maximum pressure that develops in a solution separated from a solvent by a membrane permeable only to the solvent
b :  the pressure that must be applied to a solution to just prevent osmosis

First Known Use of OSMOTIC PRESSURE

1888

osmotic pressure

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OSMOTIC PRESSURE

: the pressure produced by or associated with osmosis and dependent on molar concentration and absolute temperature: as a : the maximum pressure that develops in a solution separated from a solvent by a membrane permeable only to the solvent b : the pressure that must be applied to a solution to just prevent osmosis

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