- (of muscles) lacking normal tone or tension
- (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than that of a specified, generally
physiological, solution Compare hypertonic, isotonic
Derived Formshypotonicity (ˌhaɪpətəˈnɪsɪtɪ
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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