semipermeable

[ UK /sˌɛmɪpˈɜːməbə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. (of a membrane) selectively permeable
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How To Use semipermeable In A Sentence

  • The analogy emerges that some hybrid zones act as semipermeable membranes that provide a conduit for gene flow at some loci and restrict it at others.
  • explains: Waters thick with xenos and also with curtains of gelatinous semipermeable membranes haunted by clouds of bacteria. VITALS
  • The most common type of membrane separation is called reverse osmosis. Seawater is forced through a semipermeable membrane that separates salt from water.
  • A semipermeable membrane allows small solvent molecules to pass through, but not the larger solute molecules.
  • If a U-shaped glass tube were divided in two by a semipermeable membrane and filled with two solutions the osmotic pressure could be shown.
  • People who believe in God generally believe whether they know it or not in precisely such a semipermeable membrane separating an outside Deity from an inside “me.” In the Valley of the Shadow
  • With water potential in the plant at less than zero all the time, positive turgor is possible in cells only in the presence of solutes and the delineating semipermeable membrane backed by the mechanically strong wall.
  • In addition to serving as a semipermeable layer, the envelope in cucumber, muskmelon, and other cucurbitaceous seeds is known to act as the primary barrier to radicle emergence.
  • Also, because of the different concentrations of calcium salts in a slab from one spot to the next, it's possible for semipermeable membrane effects to generate high water pressure in localized areas.
  • This can be provided by a number of commercially available special dressings, including semipermeable films, foams, hydrocolloids, and calcium alginate swabs.
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