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osmolarity

Line breaks: osmo|lar¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌɒzmə(ʊ)ˈlarɪti
 
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Definition of osmolarity in English:

noun

Chemistry
The concentration of a solution expressed as the total number of solute particles per litre.
Example sentences
  • Total osmolarity, and final pH of all solutions, was always verified to ensure consistency.
  • Supraoptimal concentrations were inhibitory, probably because of the excessive osmolarity of the incubation medium.
  • In these osmotic experiments pressure P was varied using a sucrose solution of defined osmolarity.

Origin

1950s: blend of osmotic (see osmosis) and molar3, + -ity.

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