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

Other Words from hypotonic

hypotonicity \ˌhī-pə-tə-ˈni-sə-tē, -pō- \ noun

First Known Use of hypotonic

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 sense 2, isotonic sense 1

Other Words from hypotonic

hypotonically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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