Definitions for hypotonicˌhaɪ pəˈtɒn ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hy•po•ton•icˌhaɪ pəˈtɒn ɪk(adj.)
having less than the normal tone, as a muscle.
of or designating a solution of lower osmotic pressure than another.
Origin of hypotonic:
hy`po•to•nic′i•ty-toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)
(of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension
(of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution
Having a lower osmotic pressure than another.
Showing less than normal tension in the muscles or muscle tissue.