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hypotonic (ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk Pronunciation for hypotonic

Definitions

adjective

  1. (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

Derived Forms

hypotonicity (ˌhaɪpətəˈnɪsɪtɪ Pronunciation for hypotonicity  noun

Example Sentences Including 'hypotonic'

A solution in which cells will shrink is a hypertonic solution and one in which they will swell is a hypotonic solution.
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