<chemistry> The movement of solvent through a membrane impermeable to solute, in order to balance the chemical potential due to the concentration differences on each side of the membrane. Frequently mis used in the popular press.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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