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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution; (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension.

Usage examples (22)
  • '' hypotonic '' esophageal motility disorder was ruled out because they had normal esophageal body amplitude pressure and peristalsis.
  • - Paralytic forms: paralysis is of sudden onset (often noted on waking in the morning), asymmetrical and hypotonic.
  • So - I hate this - let them choke on their own secretions because you know, their hypotonic and their sphincters are weak so that will do them in eventually.
  • Sports drinks contain salts and sugars, which are hypotonic in nature, which means these components will actually draw water from cells when the desired effect is to... for more
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