isotonic

adjective
iso·​ton·​ic | \ ˌī-sə-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce isotonic (audio) \

Definition of isotonic

1 : of, relating to, or being muscular contraction in the absence of significant resistance, with marked shortening of muscle fibers, and without great increase in muscle tone — compare isometric
2 : isosmotic used of solutions

Other Words from isotonic

isotonically \ ˌī-​sə-​ˈtä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce isotonic (audio) \ adverb
isotonicity \ ˌī-​sə-​tō-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce isotonic (audio) \ noun

Examples of isotonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Includes the value of in-kind products and services provided as part of a corporate sponsorship (e.g., equipment, apparel, soft drinks, water and isotonic products). Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of isotonic

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Isotonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isotonic. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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isotonic

adjective
iso·​ton·​ic | \ ˌī-sə-ˈtän-ik How to pronounce isotonic (audio) \

Medical Definition of isotonic

1 : of, relating to, or exhibiting equal osmotic pressure isotonic solutions — compare hypertonic sense 2, hypotonic sense 2
2 : of, relating to, or being muscular contraction in the absence of significant resistance, with marked shortening of muscle fibers, and without great increase in muscle tone — compare isometric sense 2

Other Words from isotonic

isotonically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce isotonic (audio) \ adverb
isotonicity \ -​tō-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce isotonic (audio) \ noun, plural isotonicities

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