Meaning of “osmotic pressure” in the English Dictionary

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"osmotic pressure" in British English

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osmotic pressurenoun [ U ]

uk /ɒzˌmɒt.ɪk ˈpreʃ.ər/ us /ɑːzˌmɑː.t̬ɪk ˈpreʃ.ɚ/ specialized

the amount of pressure needed to stop the flow of a liquid through a membrane (= cell covering)

(Definition of “osmotic pressure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)