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- adj. Relating to endosmosis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to endosmose; of the nature endosmose; osmotic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to endosmosis; of the nature of endosmosis. Also endosmic.
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At all events, the endosmotic or exosmotic action of the skin of a living body must necessarily play an important _role_ in the absorption of medicinal agents; and, on the other hand, it is plain that fats, which render the living skin impermeable, necessarily also diminish or entirely neutralize its osmotic action.
But as soon as the cement-ducts penetrated into the body-cavity of the host and were bathed by its fluids, an endosmotic interchange must necessarily have been set up between the materials dissolved in these fluids and in the contents of the cement-ducts, and this interchange could not be without influence upon the nourishment of the parasite.