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1. Osmosis
The passage of water or another solvent across a semipermeable membrane into a compartment that has a higher concentration of solute s; this tends to regulate the concentration of solutes in the two compartments.

2. Osmosis
Diffusion of water molecules across a membrane in response to differences in solute concentration. Water moves from areas of high-water/low-solute concentration to areas of low-water/high-solute concentration.Diffusion of water across a semi-permeable barrier such as a cell membrane, from high water potential (concentration) to lower water potential (concentration).

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