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Osmose

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Osmose ŏz"mōs (Chemical Physics) The tendency in fluids to mix, or become equably diffused, when in contact. Same as osmosis, which see.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n osmose The impulse or tendency of fluids to pass through porous partitions and mix or become diffused through each other; the phenomena attending the passage of fluids, whether liquids or gases, through a porous septum. It is a kind of diffusion (see diffusion), and includes endosmosis and exosmosis — the former being distinguished either as the tendency of the outer fluid to pass through into the inner, or as the action of that fluid which passes with the greater rapidity into the other. When two saline solutions differing in strength and composition are separated by a porous diaphragm or septum of bladder, parchment-paper, or porous earthenware, they mutually pass through and mix with each other; but they pass with unequal rapidities, so that after a time the height of the liquid is not the same on both sides. These phenomena are explained by the unequal molecular attraction everted between the capillary apertures in the porous diaphragm and the different liquids experimented upon.
    • osmose To diffuse through a septum, as in osmosis; exhibit osmosis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Osmose os′mōs the tendency of fluids to mix or become equally diffused when in contact, even through an intervening membrane or porous structure—also Osmō′sis
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr., equiv. to impulse, fr. to push
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. ōsmos=ōsis, impulse—ōthein, to push.

Usage

In literature:

In addition to the iodide, some of the fatty base had osmosed through the membrane in each case.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
The moisture gets into the root hairs by a process called osmose.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Osmosis; what substances will osmose.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

Now there's an app for treated wood information from Buffalo, N.Y.-based Osmose for iPhone and Android.
Griffin, Ga.-based Osmose announced a new online American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Program course titled, Micronized Technology for Pressure Treated Wood.
Griffin, Ga.-based Osmose has received from UL Environment their Environmental Claim Validation for the Osmose MicroPro preservative technology.
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In science:

OSMOSE a tool that uses concolic execution and path-based techniques over machine code.
Automatic Test Generation for Space
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