Definitions for hypotonicˌhaɪ pəˈtɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•po•ton•icˌhaɪ pəˈtɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. having less than the normal tone, as a muscle.

    Category: Physiology

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

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of hypotonic:


hy`po•to•nic′i•ty-toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypotonic(adj)

    (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension

  2. hypotonic(adj)

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


  1. hypotonic(Adjective)

    Having a lower osmotic pressure than another.

  2. hypotonic(Adjective)

    Showing less than normal tension in the muscles or muscle tissue.


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