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hy·po·ton·ic  (hp-tnk)
adj.
1. Pathology Having less than normal tone or tension, as of muscles or arteries.
2. Chemistry Having the lower osmotic pressure of two fluids.

hypo·to·nici·ty (-t-ns-t) n.

hypotonic (ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk)
adj
1. (Pathology) pathol (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.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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

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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