osmo-, osmia-, osmi-, -osmia, -osmatic (push) +

(Greek: impulse, thrust, push, impel)

Don't confuse this osmo- word-unit with another osmo- unit meaning "smell, odor".

Osmosis through a living membrane.
chemosmosis (s), chemosmoses (pl), chemosmotic
Chemical action taking place through an intervening semipermeable membrane.
1. Endosmosis (inward transfer of a liquid solvent through a semipermeable membrane) under the influence of an electric field.
2. Endosmosis achieved or accelerated by the application of an electric current.
1. The movement through a membrane of the solvent phase of a colloidal solution when an electric potential is applied by electrodes positioned on either side of the membrane.
2. The movement of a conductive liquid through a membrane or across immobilized colloid particles under the influence of an electric current.
1. Osmosis in which fluid is absorbed into a cell from a surrounding fluid.
2. A movement in liquids separated by a membranous or porous septum, by which one fluid passes through the septum into the cavity which contains another fluid of a different density.
3. The flow of a substance from an area of lesser concentration to one of greater concentration (opposed to exosmosis).
Of the nature of endosmosis.
The passage of gases, vapors, or liquids through membranes or porous media from within outward, in the phenomena of osmose.
1. Diffusion or osmosis from within outward; movement outward through a diaphragm or through vessel walls.
2. A movement of fluid toward a solution of lower concentration, as is the case when water percolates through a cell membrane into the medium surrounding the cell.
3. The flow of a substance from an area of greater concentration to one of a lower concentration (opposed to endosmosis).
A reference to 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.
Having a bodily osmotic regulating mechanism and body fluids that differ in osmotic pressure from the surrounding medium or from seawater.

Homoiosmotic animals include all the land and freshwater vertebrates.

The abnormal increase in the osmolality (unit of measurement) of a solution, especially a body fluid.
A reference to solutions or having an osmotic pressure greater than that of normal plasma.
1. The abnormal increase in the osmolarity of a solution, especially a body fluid, which occurs in dehydration.
2. In biochemistry, an osmolar concentration of the body fluids that is abnormally increased.
3. A state of high molecular density within a solution such that it will absorb water across a semipermeable membrane from a less dense solution.
1. Producing or caused by abnormally rapid osmosis (the diffusion of a solvent through a semipermeable membrane from a dilute to a more concentrated solution).
2. Containing a higher concentration of osmotically active components than a standard solution.
1. Relating to or characterized by increased osmosis.
2. Of a liquid, having a higher osmotic pressure than the normal physiological level.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "push, shove, thrust": pel-; puls-; trud-.