1. having a lesser degree of tone or tension, as in a ‘hypotonic muscle’

2. having a lesser osmotic pressure in a fluid compared to another fluid, as in a ‘hypotonic solution’ – compare hypertonic, isotonic

3. refers to a solution with a comparatively lower concentration of solutes compared to another


Related forms: hypotonicity (noun).
Synonym: hypoisotonic.
Compare: hypertonic, isotonic.
See also: solution, diffusion.

User Contributions / Comments:

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 29 October 2012, at 09:09. This page has been accessed 683,739 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link