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chemosis che·mo·sis (kē-mō’sĭs)
Edema of the bulbar conjunctiva, forming a swelling around the cornea.
che·mot’ic (-mŏt’ĭk) adj.


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    [kee-moz-moh-sis, -mos-, kem-oz-, -os-] /ˌki mɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -mɒs-, ˌkɛm ɒz-, -ɒs-/ noun 1. chemical action between substances that occurs through an intervening, semipermeable membrane. /ˌkɛmɒzˈməʊsɪs/ noun 1. a variant spelling of chemiosmosis

  • Chemosphere

    [kee-muh-sfeer, kem-uh-] /ˈki məˌsfɪər, ˈkɛm ə-/ noun 1. the region of the atmosphere most characterized by chemical, especially photochemical, activity, starting in the stratosphere and including the mesosphere and perhaps part of the thermosphere. /ˈkɛməˌsfɪə/ noun 1. (meteorol) a rare name for thermosphere

  • Chemostat

    /ˈkiːməʊˌstæt; ˈkɛm-/ noun 1. an apparatus for growing bacterial cultures at a constant rate by controlling the supply of nutrient medium

  • Chemosterilize

    [kee-moh-ster-uh-lahyz, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈstɛr əˌlaɪz, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ verb (used with object), chemosterilized, chemosterilizing. 1. to (insects or other animals) with a chemosterilant.

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