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The process o osmosis ower a semi-permeable membrane, the blue dots represent pairticles drivin the osmotic gradient

Osmosis is the spontaneous net myuvement o solvent molecules throu a semi-permeable membrane intae a region o heicher solute concentration, in the direction that tends tae equalise the solute concentrations on the twa sides.[1][2][3]

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  1. "Osmosis". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public leebrar membership required.)
  2. Osmosis, Encyclopædia Britannica on-line
  3. Haynie, Donald T. (2001). Biological Thermodynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 130–136. ISBN 0-521-79549-4.