osmolality

noun
os·​mo·​lal·​i·​ty | \ˌäz-mō-ˈla-lə-tē, ˌäs-\
plural osmolalities

Definition of osmolality 

: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per 1000 grams of solvent

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Other Words from osmolality

osmolal \ äz-​ˈmō-​ləl , äs-​ \ adjective

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But at his training camp in Spain, Lim found that a high-sodium drink with a sucrose-glucose ratio different than Gatorade’s had a much lower osmolality and worked far better: Riders drank twice the amount and suffered zero stomach problems. Joel Warner, WIRED, "Lance Armstrong’s Fuel Guru Reboots. His Quest? Kill Gatorade," 18 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of osmolality

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osmolality

osmol + -al entry 1 + -ity

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osmolality

noun
os·​mo·​lal·​i·​ty | \ˌäz-mō-ˈlal-ət-ē, ˌäs- \
plural osmolalities

Medical Definition of osmolality 

: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per 1000 grams of solvent

Other Words from osmolality

osmolal \ äz-​ˈmō-​ləl, äs-​ \ adjective

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