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

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Osmotic pressure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmotic%20pressure. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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