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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Maintenance of an optimal, constant osmotic pressure in the body of a living organism.

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  • n. The homeostatic regulation of osmotic pressure in the body in order to maintain a constant water content

Etymologies

osmo(sis) + regulation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Tracheae regulate air exchange, and free amino acids are the major players in osmoregulation.

    Crustacea

  • Trachea regulate air exchange and free amino acids are the major players in osmoregulation.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • Hypotonic urine, to aid osmoregulation, is produced with needed ions being reabsorbed in the midgut.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • There are no particular modifications, from the basic insect body plan, for circulation, excretion or osmoregulation that have been recognized in these moth species.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • Heteropterans, like other insects, have a waxy cuticle that repels water to reduce the need for active osmoregulation.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • Back in the classroom, I was mid-sentence explaining osmoregulation in the kidneys when "YIIIIEEEEE!"

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  • Perhaps the trout longest isolated in fresh water, the Gila and Apache trout, have lost or greatly reduced the physiological processes that allow for osmoregulation maintenance of a stable salt and water balance in the blood in marine waters.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • However, it also limits distribution in aqueous environments with salinity in excess of twenty parts per thousand, due to the high cost of osmoregulation.

    Starfish

  • Mekalanos JJ (1988) A novel suicide vector and its use in construction of insertion mutations: osmoregulation of outer membrane proteins and virulence determinants in Vibrio cholerae requires toxR.

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  • My search revealed the words "diurnal," "dewlap," "osmoregulation," and "Guatemala," all technical terms that relate to the iguana in some way, shape or form.

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  • Online Dictionary. The maintenance of an optimal constant osmotic pressure in the body of a living organism.

    October 7, 2010