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hy·po·ton·ic

 (hī′pō-tŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having less than normal tone or tension, as of muscles or arteries.
2. Chemistry Having the lower osmotic pressure of two solutions.

hy′po·to·nic′i·ty (-tə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

hypotonic

(ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk)
adj
1. (Pathology) (of muscles) lacking normal tone or tension
2. (Chemistry) (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than that of a specified, generally physiological, solution. Compare hypertonic, isotonic
hypotonicity n

hy•po•ton•ic

(ˌhaɪ pəˈtɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. having less than the normal tone, as a muscle.
2. of or designating a solution of lower osmotic pressure than another.
[1890–95]
hy`po•to•nic′i•ty (-toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypotonic - (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension
hypertonic - (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension; "hypertonic muscle tissue"
2.hypotonic - (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution
hypertonic - (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution
isosmotic, isotonic - (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure
Translations
hypotonický
hypotonique

hy·po·ton·ic

a. hipotónico-a.
1. rel. a la deficiencia en tonicidad muscular;
2. de presión osmótica más baja en comparación con otros elementos.
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