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glossary:osmotic_pressure

(1) Pressure generated by the osmotic flow of water through a semi-permeable membrane into an aqueous compartment containing solute at a higher concentration

(2) Pressure that occurs when two solutions of differing concentrations are separated by a semipermeable membrane, such as a cellular wall, and the lower concentration solute is drawn across the membrane into the higher concentration solute (osmosis).

glossary/osmotic_pressure.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)