hypertonicity

noun hy·per·to·nic·i·ty \ ˌhī-pər-tə-ˈni-sə-tē \

Definition of hypertonicity

plural hypertonicities
: the condition of being hypertonic; especially : hypertonia

First Known Use of hypertonicity

1886

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hypertonicity

noun hy·per·to·nic·i·ty \ -tə-ˈnis-ət-ē \

medical Definition of hypertonicity

plural hypertonicities
: the quality or state of being hypertonic

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