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hypotonic solution

noun

any solution with a lower salt concentration than normal body cells so that water flows into the cells by osmosis; any solution with a lower osmotic pressure than another solution

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  • In a hypotonic solution they swell up and burst, the hmoglobin dissolving in the liquid and colouring it red.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • Under the influence of such a hypotonic solution the dry cells rapidly swell up, burst, and are dissolved.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • It gains weight in a hypotonic solution, the water current setting towards the point of higher concentration.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc

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