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osmophilic

 [oz″mo-fil´ik]
having an affinity for solutions of high osmotic pressure.

os·mo·phil

, osmophilic (oz'mō-fil, -fil'ik),
Flourishing in a medium of high osmotic pressure.
[osmo(sis) + G. phileō, to love]

osmophilic

/os·mo·phil·ic/ (oz″mo-fil´ik) having an affinity for solutions of high osmotic pressure.

osmophilic

(ŏz′mə-fĭl′ĭk)
adj.
Requiring or tolerating conditions of high solute concentration or high osmotic pressure, as certain yeasts and other microorganisms.

os′mo·phile′ (-fīl′) n.

osmophilic

having an affinity for solutions of high osmotic pressure.
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