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  • n. Archaic form of exosmosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The passage of gases, vapors, or liquids through membranes or porous media from within outward, in the phenomena of osmose; -- opposed to endosmose. See osmose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as exosmosis.

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Examples

  • He has nothing more for you, nor you for him; but he may be rich in juices wherewithal to nourish the heart of another man, and their two lives, set together, may have an endosmose and exosmose whose result shall be richness of soil, grandeur of growth, beauty of foliage, and perfectness of fruit; while you and he would only have languished into aridity and a stunted crab-tree.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • There is the rapprochement of proximity on the Esplanade and the bathing beach, where one gets a little of his fellow-creatures in a sort of spiritual endosmose and exosmose.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • We endeavor to explain by chemical laws the reduction of the materials which earth and air furnish, to a form in which they can be appropriated by the tree; by endosmose and exosmose we think we have overcome the obstacles to a clear comprehension of the circulation of the sap; and by a cell-theory we believe we have explained the whole growth of wood and leaves and fruit.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • Europe and America after the French Revolution, and exceptionally there may be an instance of an individual passing from one class into another, analogously to the endosmose and exosmose of molecules, or, to use the phrase of M. Dumont, by a sort of "social capillarity."

    Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)

  • He has nothing more for you, nor you for him; but he may be rich in juices wherewithal to nourish the heart of another man, and their two lives, set together, may have an endosmose and exosmose whose result shall be richness of soil, grandeur of growth, beauty of foliage, and perfectness of fruit, while you and he would only have languished into aridity and a stunted crab-tree.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IV. (of X.)

  • Possibly, a spiritual action analogous to exosmose and endosmose, takes place between certain souls.

    The Flight of the Shadow

  • At last, the cessation of all phenomena of this kind satisfied me that the gases had disappeared by exosmose or had been expelled by the spontaneous contraction of the viscera.

    The Man With The Broken Ear

  • In some cases, however, the effect was strongly marked, as when particles of sugar were added; but the result in this case is probably due merely to exosmose.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • This latter effect may have been due to exosmose, as the infusion was strong.

    Insectivorous Plants

  • Such movements may be compared with the contortions which many vegetable tissues undergo when subjected to exosmose.

    Insectivorous Plants

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