hypotonicity




Definitions of hypotonicity
  1. noun

    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic

    synonyms:
    hypotonia, hypotonus
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    Antonyms:

    hypertonia, hypertonicity, hypertonus

    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    type of:

    tone, tonicity, tonus

    the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

  2. noun

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

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    Antonyms:

    hypertonicity

    (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
    type of:

    osmotic pressure

    (physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane

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