exosmosis


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exosmosis

 [ek″sos-mo´sis]
osmosis or diffusion from within outward.

exosmosis

(ĕk′sŏz-mō′sĭs, -sŏs-)
n.
The passage of a fluid through a semipermeable membrane toward a solution of lower concentration, especially the passage of water through a cell membrane into the surrounding medium.

ex′os·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Compared with scenario 2, in scenario 1, as the internal water exosmosis generates an internal source of seepage, the pressure head increases and the isolines are distributed densely in the grouting zone near the concrete lining and then affect the seepage field at the collapse zone.
a, Exosmosis of ecdysial fluid and an additional molt (15 x); b, failure to shed the head capsule (30 x); c, failure to shed the exuvium (20x); d, bulging of the hindgut (10 x); and e, deformed pupa (10 x).
Both control and treatment vials were held at 10 [degrees] C for 24 h to allow exosmosis and then warmed to room temperature and gently mixed.