osmoregulation

noun

os·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion ˈäz-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce osmoregulation (audio)
ˈäs-
: regulation of osmotic pressure especially in the body of a living organism
osmoregulatory adjective

Word History

Etymology

osmosis + regulation

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osmoregulation was in 1927

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“Osmoregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmoregulation. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

osmoregulation

noun
os·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion ˌäz-mō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌäs- How to pronounce osmoregulation (audio)
: regulation of osmotic pressure especially in the body of a living organism

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