isotonia

[ ī′sə-tōnē-ə ]

n.

A condition of tonic equality, in which the tension or osmotic pressure in two substances or solutions is the same.

Nearby words

  1. isothermal process,
  2. isothermobath,
  3. isothiocyanate,
  4. isotimic,
  5. isotone,
  6. isotonic,
  7. isotonic exercise,
  8. isotonic sodium chloride solution,
  9. isotope,
  10. isotope geology


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