osmotic shock

noun

Definition of osmotic shock

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

First Known Use of osmotic shock

1950, in the meaning defined above

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osmotic shock

noun

Medical Definition of osmotic shock

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

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