osmogene os"mo*gene ([o^]s"m[-o]*j[=e]n or [o^]z"m[-o]*j[=e]n), n. [Osmose + root of Gr. ge`nos race.] An apparatus, consisting of a number of cells whose sides are of parchment paper, for conducting the process of osmosis. It is used especially in sugar refining to remove potassium salts from the molasses. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • osmo- — I. ⇒OSM(O) 1, (OSM , OSMO )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. «odeur», entrant dans la constr. de mots du vocab. sav.; le 2e élém. est soit un suff. (v. osmium), soit un élém. formant tiré du gr.: osmologie, subst. fém. Science, traité des odeurs. L …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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