permeant etymology

English word permeant comes from English -ant, English permeate

Detailed word origin of permeant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ant English (eng) (nowadays, sciences, chiefly, medicine) The agent noun derived from verb.. (uncommon) An adjective derived from a verb.. An adjective corresponding to a noun in -ance.
permeate English (eng) (transitive) To enter and spread through; to pervade.. (transitive) To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture A watery by-product of milk production.. Liquid that has passed through a filtration system.
permeant English (eng) (biochemistry) A substance which is able to pass through or into a membrane or polymer (biochemistry) Able to pass through or into a given semipermeable membrane or polymer.

Words with the same origin as permeant

Descendants of -ant
Descendants of permeate
permease permeative permeator