Definition of Visking in English:


Line breaks: Vis|king
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪskɪŋ
(also Visking tubing)


[mass noun] trademark
  • A type of seamless cellulose tubing used as a membrane in dialysis and as an edible casing for sausages.
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    • Osmosis generally requires a living cell membrane but it will also happen with suitable non-living membranes such as Visking dialysis tubing.
    • Put 1% starch solution into Visking tubing and then put the filled tubing into a test tube of water.
    • When both sides of the Visking tubing have equal concentrations, the osmosis will have been completed.


1930s: named after the Visking Corporation of Chicago, US.

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