Definition of osmometer in English:

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osmometer

Pronunciation: /ɒzˈmɒmɪtə/

noun

An instrument for demonstrating or measuring osmotic pressure.
Example sentences
  • Individual cell osmotic pressure is measured using a picolitre osmometer.
  • The value of the solution dripping out of the segments was measured periodically with the osmometer.
  • The concentration of the samples exceeded the capacity of the osmometer and therefore were diluted with distilled water (1: 1 or 1: 2 urine: water depending on concentration of sample) prior to the measurement.

Derivatives

osmometric

adjective
Example sentences
  • The osmometric measurement of molecular weight is based on the fact that the osmotic pressure is proportional to the number of gram-molecules of dissolved material in a definite volume of solution.

osmometrically

adverb

osmometry

noun
Example sentences
  • Other methods of molecular weight determination include gel permeation chromatography, end-group analysis, and osmometry.
  • Osmolality was measured by vapor pressure osmometry.
  • Osmotic potentials of xylem sap and the external medium were estimated by freezing point depression osmometry.

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