hypotonicity
noun see hypotonic

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  • hypotonicity — See hypotonic. * * * …   Universalium

  • hypotonicity — 1. SYN: hypotonia. 2. A decreased effective osmotic pressure. * * * hy·po·to·nic·i·ty tə nis ət ē n, pl ties 1) the state or condition of having hypotonic osmotic pressure 2) HYPOTONIA (2) * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • hypotonicity — n. state of being hypotonic (having poor muscle tone or tension) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypotonicity — hy·po·tonicity …   English syllables

  • hypotonicity — noun 1. (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other • Ant: ↑hypertonicity • Derivationally related forms: ↑hypotonic • Hypernyms: ↑osmotic pressure 2. (of muscular tissue) the state of being… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypotonic — hypotonicity /huy poh toh nis i tee/, n. /huy peuh ton ik/, adj. 1. Physiol. (of tissue) having less than the normal tone. 2. Physical Chem. noting a solution of lower osmotic pressure than another solution with which it is compared (opposed to… …   Universalium

  • hypotonia — noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic • Syn: ↑hypotonus, ↑hypotonicity • Ant: ↑hypertonicity (for: ↑hypotonicity), ↑hypertonus (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypotonus — noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic • Syn: ↑hypotonia, ↑hypotonicity • Ant: ↑hypertonicity (for: ↑hypotonicity), ↑hypertonus, ↑hypertonia ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tonicity — is a measure of blood capacity or effective osmolality in cell biology. Osmolality and osmolarity are properties of a particular solution, independent of any membrane. Tonicity is a logical measurment for complex compounds with provides immunity… …   Wikipedia

  • hypertonicity — noun 1. (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other • Ant: ↑hypotonicity • Hypernyms: ↑osmotic pressure 2. (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic • Syn: ↑hypertonia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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