from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An apparatus to carry out the process of osmosis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
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The apparatus used, or osmogene, consists of a series of trays filled alternately with molasses and water, the bottoms being formed of parchment paper.