English Vietnamese dictionary
osmosis /'ɔzmous/ (osmosis) /ɔz'mousis/
- danh từ
- (vật lý), (sinh vật học); (hoá học) sự thấm lọc, sự thẩm thấu
Advanced English dictionary
+ noun [U]
1 (biology or chemistry) the gradual passing of a liquid through a MEMBRANE (= a thin layer of material): Water passes into the roots of a plant by osmosis.
2 the gradual process of learning or being influenced by sth, as a result of being in close contact with it: As if by osmosis, the facts became clear over a period of time.
osmotic adjective: osmotic pressure
Concise English dictionary
+diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal