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having an affinity for solutions of high osmotic pressure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
os·mo·phil, osmophilic (oz'mō-fil, -fil'ik),
Flourishing in a medium of high osmotic pressure.
[osmo(sis) + G. phileō, to love]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Requiring or tolerating conditions of high solute concentration or high osmotic pressure, as certain yeasts and other microorganisms.
os′mo·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
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