osmolality

noun

os·​mo·​lal·​i·​ty ˌäz-mō-ˈla-lə-tē How to pronounce osmolality (audio)
ˌäs-
plural osmolalities
: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per 1000 grams of solvent
osmolal adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, because of the osmolality of the carbs, whey, protein absorption, everything like that. Greg Presto, Men's Health, 6 May 2022 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, 18 Feb. 2014

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Word History

Etymology

osmol + -al entry 1 + -ity

First Known Use

circa 1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osmolality was circa 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Osmolality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmolality. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

osmolality

noun

os·​mo·​lal·​i·​ty ˌäz-mō-ˈlal-ət-ē, ˌäs- How to pronounce osmolality (audio)
plural osmolalities
: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per 1000 grams of solvent
osmolal adjective

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