Permeant Per"me*ant, a. [L. permeans, p. pr.] Passing through; permeating. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • permeant — 1640s, from L. permeantem, prp. of permeare (see PERMEABLE (Cf. permeable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • permeant — [pʉr′mē ənt] adj. that permeates …   English World dictionary

  • permeant — Able to pass through a particular semipermeable membrane. [L. permeabilis (see permeate)] * * * per·me·ant pər mē ənt adj capable of permeating a membrane <a permeant ion> permeant n …   Medical dictionary

  • permeant — /perr mee euhnt/, adj. permeating; pervading. [1640 50; < L permeant (s. of permeans), prp. of permeare to PERMEATE; see ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • permeant — 1. adjective Able to pass through or into a given semipermeable membrane or polymer a permeant ion species Ant: impermeant 2. noun A substance which is able to pass through or into a membrane or polymer …   Wiktionary

  • permeant — /ˈpɜmiənt/ (say permeeuhnt) adjective permeating; pervading. {Latin permeant , stem of present participle of permeāre} …   Australian English dictionary

  • permeant — per·me·ant …   English syllables

  • permeant — adjective spreading or spread throughout armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations the pervasive odor of garlic an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion • Syn: ↑permeating, ↑permeative, ↑pervasive …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Membrane potential — Differences in concentration of ions on opposite sides of a cellular membrane lead to a voltage called the membrane potential. Many ions have a concentration gradient across the membrane, including potassium (K+), which is at a high inside and a… …   Wikipedia

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