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OSMOSIS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Movement of a solvent towards a higher concentration solution from a lower concentration solution. Osmosis occurs through a semipermeable membrane that keeps the two solutions separate, but can be passed by the solvent. When the two solutions are of equal concentration, osmosis stops. Osmosis is a key process in the delivery of nutrients between cells.


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