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hypertonic


hypertonic

adj hy·per·ton·ic \-ˈtän-ik\

Definition of HYPERTONIC

1
:  exhibiting excessive tone or tension <a hypertonic baby> <a hypertonic bladder>
2
:  having a higher osmotic pressure than a surrounding medium or a fluid under comparison <animals that produce urine which is hypertonic to their blood>—compare hypotonic 2, isotonic 1
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