hypertonicity

Primary Meanings of hypertonicity

1.
n
(of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
2.
n
(of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
Full Definitions of hypertonicity
1

n (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic

Synonyms:
hypertonia, hypertonus
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

n (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other

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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