isosmotic
isosmotic isosmotic adj. having the same or equal osmotic pressure; isotonic; -- used of solutions. Contrasted with {hypertonic} and {hypotonic}

Syn: isotonic. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • isosmotic — [īs΄äs mät′ik] adj. [ IS(O) + OSMOTIC] ISOTONIC (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • isosmotic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 of, relating to, or exhibiting equal osmotic pressure < isosmotic solutions > • isosmotically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isosmotic — adjective (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure • Syn: ↑isotonic • Ant: ↑hypertonic (for: ↑isotonic), ↑hypotonic (for: ↑isotonic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • isosmotic — pertaining to solutions that exert the same osmotic pressure …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • isosmotic — /uy soz mot ik, sos /, adj. Physical Chem. isotonic (def. 1). [1890 95; IS + OSMOTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • isosmotic — adjective Having the same osmotic pressure …   Wiktionary

  • isosmotic — Having the same total osmotic pressure or osmolality as another fluid (ordinarily intracellular fluid); such a fluid is not isotonic if it includes solutes that freely permeate cell membranes. SYN: iso osmotic. * * * is·os·mot·i …   Medical dictionary

  • isosmotic — is·osmotic …   English syllables

  • isosmotic — i•sos•mot•ic [[t]ˌaɪ sɒzˈmɒt ɪk, sɒs [/t]] adj. chem. isotonic 1) • Etymology: 1890–95; is +osmotic …   From formal English to slang

  • isosmotic — /ˌaɪsɒzˈmɒtɪk/ (say .uysoz motik) adjective → isotonic (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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