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inward osmosis; inward passage of liquid through a membrane of a cell or cavity, by which one fluid passes through a septum into a cavity that contains fluid of a different density. adj., adj endosmot´ic.
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The inward flow of a fluid through a permeable membrane toward a fluid of greater concentration.
en′dos·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
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