osmolarity

noun
os·​mo·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌäz-mō-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce osmolarity (audio) , -ˈla-rə- ˌäs- \
plural osmolarities

Definition of osmolarity

: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per liter of solution

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Other Words from osmolarity

osmolar \ äz-​ˈmō-​lər How to pronounce osmolar (audio) , äs-​ \ adjective

Examples of osmolarity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, negative feedback controls physiological parameters such as blood pressure and osmolarity. Quanta Magazine, "How Equality and Inequality Shape the Birds and the Bees," 17 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of osmolarity

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osmolarity

osmol + -ar + -ity

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“Osmolarity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmolar?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=osmola04. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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osmolarity

noun
os·​mo·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌäz-mō-ˈlar-ət-ē, ˌäs- How to pronounce osmolarity (audio) \
plural osmolarities

Medical Definition of osmolarity

: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per liter of solution

Other Words from osmolarity

osmolar \ äz-​ˈmō-​lər, äs-​ How to pronounce osmolar (audio) \ adjective

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