chemosmosis

chemosmosis
Chemical reaction between substances initially separated by a membrane. [chem- + G. osmos, a thrusting, an impulsion]

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chem·os·mo·sis .kē-.mäz-'mō-səs, -.mäs-; .kem-.äz-, -.äs- n, pl -mo·ses -.sēz chemical action taking place through an intervening membrane
chem·os·mot·ic -'mät-ik adj

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che·mos·mo·sis (ke″mos-moґsis) chemical action taking place through an intervening semipermeable membrane. chemosmotic adj

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  • Chemosmosis — Chem os*mo sis, n. [Chemical + osmosis.] Chemical action taking place through an intervening membrane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chemosmosis — [kem΄äs mō′sis] n. chemical action between substances that are separated by a semipermeable membrane chemosmotic [kem΄äsmät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • chemosmosis — chemosmotic /kee moz mot ik, mos , kem oz , os /, adj. /kee moz moh sis, mos , kem oz , os /, n. chemical action between substances that occurs through an intervening, semipermeable membrane. [CHEM + OSMOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • chemosmosis — noun chemiosmosis …   Wiktionary

  • chemosmosis — n. chemical activity between substances via a membrane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chemosmosis — chem·osmosis …   English syllables

  • chemosmosis — che•mos•mo•sis [[t]ˌki mɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, mɒs , ˌkɛm ɒz , ɒs [/t]] n. chem. phl chemical action between substances that occurs through an intervening, semipermeable membrane • Etymology: 1885–90 che mos•mot′ic ˈmɒt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • chemosmosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • chemiosmotic coupling — chemosmosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Chemosmotic — Chem os*mot ic, a. Pertaining to, or produced by, chemosmosis. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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