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HYPERTONIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypertonic mean? 

HYPERTONIC (adjective)
  The adjective HYPERTONIC has 2 senses:

1. (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
2. (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

  Familiarity information: HYPERTONIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPERTONIC (adjective)


Sense 1hypertonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension

Context example:

hypertonic muscle tissue

Antonym:

hypotonic ((of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension)


Sense 2hypertonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

Antonym:

hypotonic ((of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution)

isotonic ((used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure)


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