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(used of [[solutions]]) Of or having the same or [[equal]] [[osmotic pressure]].
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(1) (used of [[solutions]]) Of or having the same or [[equal]] [[osmotic pressure]].
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(2) A condition in which the total number of solutes (i.e. permeable and impermeable) in a solution is the same or equal to the total solutes in another solution.
  
  

Latest revision as of 12:08, 6 July 2008

Definition

adjective

(1) (used of solutions) Of or having the same or equal osmotic pressure.

(2) A condition in which the total number of solutes (i.e. permeable and impermeable) in a solution is the same or equal to the total solutes in another solution.


Supplement

Word origin: G. isos, equal + osmotic: relating to osmosis.
Related forms: isosmotically (adverb).
Related phrases: isosmotic solution.

Alternative forms: isoosmotic, iso-osmotic.
Compare: hyposmotic, hyperosmotic.
See also: osmosis, osmotic pressure.