hypotonic

adjective
hy·​po·​ton·​ic | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce hypotonic (audio) , -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

Other Words from hypotonic

hypotonicity \ ˌhī-​pə-​tə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce hypotonic (audio) , -​pō-​ \ noun

Examples of hypotonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 36, recounted a heartbreaking story on Instagram involving her 3-year-old son Hart, who was diagnosed with hypotonic cerebral palsy last October. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Back in October, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 36, revealed that her son Hart, who turns 3 next month, was diagnosed with hypotonic cerebral palsy. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of hypotonic

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hypotonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypotonic. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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hypotonic

adjective
hy·​po·​ton·​ic | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈtän-ik, -pō- How to pronounce hypotonic (audio) \

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 sense 2, isotonic sense 1

Other Words from hypotonic

hypotonically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hypotonic (audio) \ adverb

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