hypertonicity

noun
hy·​per·​to·​nic·​i·​ty | \ ˌhī-pər-tə-ˈni-sə-tē How to pronounce hypertonicity (audio) \
plural hypertonicities

Definition of hypertonicity

: the condition of being hypertonic especially : hypertonia

First Known Use of hypertonicity

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypertonicity was in 1886

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hypertonicity

noun
hy·​per·​to·​nic·​i·​ty | \ -tə-ˈnis-ət-ē How to pronounce hypertonicity (audio) \
plural hypertonicities

Medical Definition of hypertonicity

: the quality or state of being hypertonic

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