Definitions for hypotonicity-toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti

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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. hypotonicity(noun)

    (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other

  2. hypotonia, hypotonus, hypotonicity(noun)

    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic


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