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isotonic

[ ahy-suh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk /
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adjective
Also isosmotic. Physical Chemistry. noting or pertaining to solutions characterized by equal osmotic pressure.Compare hypertonic (def. 2), hypotonic (def. 2).
Physiology.
  1. noting or pertaining to a solution containing the same salt concentration as mammalian blood.
  2. noting or pertaining to a muscular contraction in which constant tension continues while the length of the muscle decreases, as during mechanical work.
Music. of or characterized by equal tones.
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Origin of isotonic

1820–30; <Greek isóton(os) having equal accent or tone (see iso-, tone) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM isotonic

i·so·to·nic·i·ty [ahy-suh-tuh-nis-i-tee], /ˌaɪ sə təˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for isotonic

isotonic
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈtɒnɪk) /

adjective
physiol (of two or more muscles) having equal tension
(of a drink) designed to replace the fluid and salts lost from the body during strenuous exercise
Also: isosmotic (of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure, commonly having physiological osmotic pressureCompare hypertonic, hypotonic
music of, relating to, or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scaleisotonic tuning

Derived forms of isotonic

isotonicity (ˌaɪsəʊtəʊˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun
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