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View synonyms for tonicity

tonicity

[ toh-nis-i-tee ]

noun

  1. tonic quality or condition.
  2. the state of bodily tone.
  3. Physiology. the normal elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc., by which the tone of the system is maintained.


tonicity

/ təʊˈnɪsɪtɪ /

noun

  1. the state, condition, or quality of being tonic
  2. physiol another name for tonus


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tonicity1

First recorded in 1815–25; tonic + -ity
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Example Sentences

To this normal state of oppositional contraction the name "muscular tonicity" is given.

Similar modification of both under condition of sub-tonicity.

Parallel with opportunities for proper stimuli and response the nervous system must possess good tonicity, or vigor.

The interval between the A and D effects is increased with increasing sub-tonicity of the specimen.

The present purpose does not call for a discussion of the subject of muscular tonicity.

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