[ hahy-per-ton-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈtɒn ɪk /
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Physiology. of or relating to hypertonia.
Physical Chemistry. noting a solution of higher osmotic pressure than another solution with which it is compared (opposed to hypotonic).Compare isotonic (def. 1).
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Origin of hypertonic
First recorded in 1850–55; hyperton(ia) + -ic
OTHER WORDS FROM hypertonichy·per·to·nic·i·ty [hahy-per-toh-nis-i-tee], /ˌhaɪ pər toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertonic
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk) /
Derived forms of hypertonichypertonicity (ˌhaɪpətəʊˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun
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