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isosmotic

Line breaks: isos|mot¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsɒzˈmɒtɪk
 
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Definition of isosmotic in English:

adjective

Biology
Having the same osmotic pressure: physiological saline is isosmotic with body fluids
More example sentences
  • This led us to the hypothesis that terrestrial crabs have the option of directing isosmotic urine to organs that, unlike the antennal gland, are capable of producing strong gradients.
  • Desert gopher tortoises also store dilute urine that buffers evaporative loss and allows them to hold blood osmotic concentration constant, at least until bladder contents become isosmotic with blood.
  • Control experiments confirmed that no volume change occurred following perfusion of cells with isosmotic media.

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