osmoregulation

noun
os·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˈäz-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce osmoregulation (audio) , ˈäs- \

Definition of osmoregulation

: regulation of osmotic pressure especially in the body of a living organism

Other Words from osmoregulation

osmoregulatory \ ˌäz-​mō-​ˈre-​gyə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce osmoregulation (audio) , ˌäs-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of osmoregulation

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osmoregulation

osmosis + regulation

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“Osmoregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmoregulation. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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osmoregulation

noun
os·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌäz-mō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌäs- How to pronounce osmoregulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of osmoregulation

: regulation of osmotic pressure especially in the body of a living organism

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