Definition of Visking in English:

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Visking

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪskɪŋ/
(also Visking tubing)

noun

[mass noun] trademark
A type of seamless cellulose tubing used as a membrane in dialysis and as an edible casing for sausages.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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