electroosmosis

noun
elec·​tro·​os·​mo·​sis | \ i-ˌlek-trō-äz-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio) , -äs- \

Definition of electroosmosis

: the movement of a liquid out of or through a porous material or a biological membrane under the influence of an electric field

Other Words from electroosmosis

electroosmotic \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​äz-​ˈmä-​tik How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio) , -​äs-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of electroosmosis

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Electroosmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroosmosis. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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) \

Medical Definition of electroosmosis

: 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

Other Words from electroosmosis

electroosmotic \ -​ˈmät-​ik How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio) \ adjective
electroosmotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electroosmosis (audio) \ adverb
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