hypotonic

adjective hy·po·ton·ic \ ˌhī-pə-ˈtä-nik , -pō- \

Definition of hypotonic

1 : having deficient tone or tension
  • hypotonic children
2 : having a lower osmotic pressure than a surrounding medium or a fluid under comparison
  • hypotonic organisms

hypotonicity

play \ˌhī-pə-tə-ˈni-sə-tē, -pō-\ noun

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hypotonic

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

medical Definition of hypotonic

1 : having deficient tone or tension
  • hypotonic children
2 : having a lower osmotic pressure than a surrounding medium or a fluid under comparison
  • a hypotonic solution
— compare hypertonic 2, isotonic 1

hypotonically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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