osmotic

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adjective os·mot·ic \äz-ˈmä-tik, äs-\

Definition of osmotic

  1. :  of, relating to, caused by, or having the properties of osmosis

osmotically

play \äz-ˈmä-ti-k(ə-)lē, äs-\ adverb

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1854

First Known Use of osmotic

1854


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osmotic

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adjective os·mot·ic \-ˈmät-ik\

Medical Definition of osmotic

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the properties of osmosis

osmotically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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