osmotic pressure

Definitions of osmotic pressure
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n (physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane

Types:
hypertonicity
(of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
hypotonicity
(of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other
Type of:
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level
the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

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