One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of seamless cellulose tubing used as a membrane in dialysis and as an edible casing for sausages.
- ‘Carry out experiments to demonstrate osmosis using Visking tubing, model cells and potato or other plant material.’
- ‘No matter what its name, the old Visking operation continued to develop new products.’
- ‘When both sides of the Visking tubing have equal concentrations, the osmosis will have been completed.’
- ‘Put 1% starch solution into Visking tubing and then put the filled tubing into a test tube of water.’
- ‘Osmosis generally requires a living cell membrane but it will also happen with suitable non-living membranes such as Visking dialysis tubing.’
1930s: named after the Visking Corporation of Chicago, US.
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