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Hyperosmotic

  • Definition: Refers to a solution whose osmotic pressure is greater than that of another solution to which it is compared; contains a greater concentration of dissolved particles and gains water through a selectively permeable membrane from a solution containing fewer particles.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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