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hypertonicity

Definitions of hypertonicity
  1. noun
    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    synonyms: hypertonia, hypertonus
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    Antonyms:
    hypotonia, hypotonicity, hypotonus
    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
    type of:
    tone, tonicity, tonus
    the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
  2. noun
    (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
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    Antonyms:
    hypotonicity
    (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other
    type of:
    osmotic pressure
    (physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane
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