homoiosmotic
adj. [Gr. homoios, like; osmose, impulse]
Said of organisms maintaining constant internal osmotic pressure.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • homoiosmotic — ho·moi·os·mot·ic .hō .mȯi äz mät ik adj 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • homoiosmotic — (|)hō|mȯi, (|)hä| + adjective Etymology: home + osmotic : having a bodily osmotic regulating mechanism and having body fluids that differ in osmotic pressure from the surrounding medium or from sea water homoiosmotic animals include all the land …   Useful english dictionary

  • homoiosmotic — ho·moi·osmotic …   English syllables

  • poikilosmotic — poi·kil·os·mot·ic .pȯi kil äz mät ik adj having body fluids with an osmotic pressure similar to that of the surrounding medium <most lower marine invertebrates are poikilosmotic> compare HOMOIOSMOTIC …   Medical dictionary

  • poikilosmotic — |pȯikə̇l+ adjective Etymology: poecil + osmotic : lacking a bodily osmotic regulating mechanism and having body fluids with an osmotic pressure similar to that of the surrounding medium most lower marine invertebrates are poikilosmotic compare… …   Useful english dictionary

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