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1. Not accented: an atonic syllable.
2. Medicine Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.
A word, syllable, or sound that is unaccented.
[From Greek atonos; see atony.]
at′o·nic′i·ty (ăt′ə-nĭs′ĭ-tē, ăt′n-ĭs-) n.
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lack of tone or tonus in the body; poor muscular condition. Cf. tonicity. — atonic, adj.See also: Body, Human
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|Noun||1.||atonicity - lack of normal muscular tension or tonus|
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
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