Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus to carry out the process of osmosis. Osmogenes consist substantially of cells separated by partitions of parchment-paper, which causes endosmotic and exosmotic action as explained under osmose. The differences in construction do not affect the principle of action. See
colloidand crystalloid. Also called osmotic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An apparatus, consisting of a number of cells whose sides are of parchment paper, for conducting the process of osmosis. It is used especially in sugar refining to remove potassium salts from the molasses.
“The apparatus used, or osmogene, consists of a series of trays filled alternately with molasses and water, the bottoms being formed of parchment paper.”
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