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hypotonic

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adjective hy·po·ton·ic \ˌhī-pə-ˈtän-ik, -pō-\

Medical Definition of hypotonic

  1. 1:  having deficient tone or tension <hypotonic children>

  2. 2:  having a lower osmotic pressure than a surrounding medium or a fluid under comparison <a hypotonic solution>—compare hypertonic 2, isotonic 1

  3. hy·po·ton·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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