[ek-sos-moh-sis, ek-soz-] /ˌɛk sɒsˈmoʊ sɪs, ˌɛk sɒz-/

Biology. osmosis toward the outside of a cell or vessel.
Physical Chemistry. the flow of a substance from an area of greater concentration to one of lower concentration (opposed to ).
/ˌɛksɒzˈməʊsɪs; -sɒs-/
(biology) osmosis in which water flows from a cell or organism into the surrounding solution Compare endosmosis

exosmosis ex·os·mo·sis (ěk’sŏz-mō’sĭs, -sŏs-)
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.
ex’os·mot’ic (-mŏt’ĭk) adj.


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