osmotic pressure

noun

Definition of osmotic pressure

:the pressure produced by or associated with osmosis and dependent on molar concentration and absolute temperature: such as
a :the maximum pressure that develops in a solution separated from a solvent by a membrane permeable only to the solvent
b :the pressure that must be applied to a solution to just prevent osmosis

First Known Use of osmotic pressure

1888


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osmotic pressure

noun

medical Definition of osmotic pressure

:the pressure produced by or associated with osmosis and dependent on molar concentration and absolute temperature: as
a :the maximum pressure that develops in a solution separated from a solvent by a membrane permeable only to the solvent
b :the pressure that must be applied to a solution to just prevent osmosis

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