tonicity

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noun to·nic·i·ty \ tō-ˈni-sə-tē \

Definition of tonicity

1 :the property of possessing tone; especially :healthy vigor of body or mind
2 :muscular tonus

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First Known Use of tonicity

1824


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tonicity

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noun to·nic·i·ty \ tō-ˈnis-ət-ē \

medical Definition of tonicity

plural tonicities
1 :the property of possessing tone; especially :healthy vigor of body or mind
2 :tonus 2
3 :the osmotic pressure of a solution
  • the cells swell and shrink with changing tonicity of the environment

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