from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus to carry out the process of osmosis.
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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.