exosmosis(redirected from exosmotic)
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osmosis or diffusion from within outward.
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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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