Hypotonicity



[hahy-puh-ton-ik] /ˌhaɪ pəˈtɒn ɪk/

adjective
1.
Physiology. (of tissue) having less than the normal tone.
2.
Physical Chemistry. noting a solution of lower osmotic pressure than another solution with which it is compared (opposed to ).
Compare (def 1).
/ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(pathol) (of muscles) lacking normal tone or tension
2.
(of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than that of a specified, generally physiological, solution Compare hypertonic, isotonic
adj.

1873, from hypo- + tonic.

hypotonic hy·po·ton·ic (hī’pō-tŏn’ĭk)
adj.

hy’po·to·nic’i·ty (-tə-nĭs’ĭ-tē) n.

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