Definitions for hypertonicˌhaɪ pərˈtɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•per•ton•icˌhaɪ pərˈtɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or affected with hypertonia.

    Category: Physiology

  2. of or designating a solution of higher osmotic pressure than another

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: (opposed to hypotonic )

Origin of hypertonic:

1850–55

hy`per•to•nic′i•ty-toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypertonic(adj)

    (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension

    "hypertonic muscle tissue"

  2. hypertonic(adj)

    (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

Wiktionary

  1. hypertonic(Adjective)

    having a greater osmotic pressure than another

  2. hypertonic(Adjective)

    having a very high muscular tension; spastic

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