osmolality

noun
os·​mo·​lal·​i·​ty | \ ˌäz-mō-ˈla-lə-tē How to pronounce osmolality (audio) , 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 How to pronounce osmolal (audio) , äs-​ \ adjective

Examples of osmolality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmolality. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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osmolality

noun
os·​mo·​lal·​i·​ty | \ ˌäz-mō-ˈlal-ət-ē, ˌäs- How to pronounce osmolality (audio) \
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-​ How to pronounce osmolal (audio) \ adjective

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