Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The passage of a fluid through a semipermeable membrane toward a solution of lower concentration, especially the passage of water through a cell membrane into the surrounding medium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The passage of gases, vapors, or liquids through membranes or porous media from within outward, in the phenomena of osmosis, the reverse process being called endosmosis. See endosmosis, osmosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) See exosmose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun osmosis in which fluid flows through a membrane towards a region of lower concentration

Etymologies

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

[ex(o)– + osmosis.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

exo- +‎ osmosis?

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