electroosmosis

noun

elec·​tro·​os·​mo·​sis i-ˌlek-trō-äz-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio)
-äs-
: the movement of a liquid out of or through a porous material or a biological membrane under the influence of an electric field
electroosmotic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electroosmosis was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Electroosmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroosmosis. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

electroosmosis

noun
elec·​tro·​os·​mo·​sis i-ˌlek-trō-äz-ˈmō-səs, -äs- How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio)
plural electroosmoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio)
: the movement of a liquid out of or through a porous material or a biological membrane under the influence of an electric field

called also electroendosmosis

electroosmotic adjective
electroosmotically adverb
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