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tonicity

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noun to·nic·i·ty \tō-ˈni-sə-tē\

Definition of tonicity

  1. 1 :  the property of possessing tone; especially :  healthy vigor of body or mind

  2. 2 :  muscular tonus



1824

First Known Use of tonicity

1824


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tonicity

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noun to·nic·i·ty \tō-ˈnis-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of tonicity

plural tonicities

  1. 1:  the property of possessing tone; especially :  healthy vigor of body or mind

  2. 2:  tonus 2

  3. 3:  the osmotic pressure of a solution <the cells swell and shrink with changing tonicity of the environment>




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