osmotic shock

noun

Definition of osmotic shock

  1. :  a rapid change in the osmotic pressure (as by transfer to a medium of different concentration) affecting a living system

1950

First Known Use of osmotic shock

1950


Medical Dictionary

osmotic shock

noun

Medical Definition of osmotic shock

  1. :  a rapid change in the osmotic pressure (as by transfer to a medium of different concentration) affecting a living system


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