osmolarity

noun

os·​mo·​lar·​i·​ty ˌäz-mō-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce osmolarity (audio)
-ˈla-rə-,
ˌäs-
plural osmolarities
: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per liter of solution
osmolar 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, 17 Oct. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

osmol + -ar + -ity

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osmolarity was in 1948

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“Osmolarity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmolarity. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

osmolarity

noun
os·​mo·​lar·​i·​ty ˌäz-mō-ˈlar-ət-ē, ˌäs- How to pronounce osmolarity (audio)
plural osmolarities
: the concentration of an osmotic solution especially when measured in osmols or milliosmols per liter of solution
osmolar adjective
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