Osmoregulation



[oz-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n, os-] /ˌɒz moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɒs-/

noun
1.
the process by which cells and simple organisms maintain fluid and electrolyte balance with their surroundings.
/ˌɒzməʊˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(zoology) the adjustment of the osmotic pressure of a cell or organism in relation to the surrounding fluid

osmoregulation n.
The maintenance of an optimal constant osmotic pressure in the body of a living organism.
os’mo·reg’u·la·to’ry (-lə-tôr’ē, -tōr’ē) adj.

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