hy·​per·​os·​mot·​ic ˌhī-pə-ˌräz-ˈmät-ik How to pronounce hyperosmotic (audio)
: hypertonic sense 2
if a laxative is needed, a hyperosmotic preparation … is better than a bowel stimulantS. E. Goldfinger

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“Hyperosmotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperosmotic. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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