Skip to main content
Select Source:

isotonic

i·so·ton·ic / ˌīsəˈtänik/ • adj. Physiol. 1. (of muscle action) taking place with normal contraction. 2. denoting or relating to a solution having the same osmotic pressure as some other solution, esp. one in a cell or a body fluid. ∎  (of a drink) containing essential salts and minerals in the same concentration as in the body and intended to replace those lost as a result of sweating during vigorous exercise. DERIVATIVES: i·so·ton·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv. i·so·to·nic·i·ty / -təˈnisitē/ n.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic-0

"isotonic." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic-0

isotonic

isotonic Solutions with the same osmotic pressure; often refers to a solution with the same osmotic pressure as body fluids. Hypertonic and hypotonic refer to solutions that are more and less concentrated.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

isotonic

isotonic (I-soh-ton-ik) adj.
1. describing solutions that have the same osmotic pressure. See osmosis.

2. describing muscles that have equal tonicity. i. exercise see exercise.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

isotonic

isotonic Applied to a cell in which the osmotic pressure is equal to that in the surrounding medium. Compare hypertonic and hypotonic.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

isotonic

isotonic Applied to a cell in which the osmotic pressure is equal to that in the surrounding medium. Compare HYPERTONIC and HYPOTONIC.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic-0

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic-0

isotonic

isotonic Describing solutions that have the same osmotic pressure (see osmosis).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic-1

"isotonic." A Dictionary of Biology. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic-1

isotonic

isotonicaldermanic, botanic, Brahmanic, Britannic, epiphanic, galvanic, Germanic, Hispanic, interoceanic, Koranic, manganic, manic, mechanic, messianic, oceanic, organic, panic, Puranic, Romanic, satanic, shamanic, talismanic, titanic, transoceanic, tympanic, volcanic •anthropogenic, arsenic, autogenic, callisthenic (US calisthenic), carcinogenic, cariogenic, cryogenic, erotogenic, eugenic, fennec, hallucinogenic, Hellenic, hypo-allergenic, photogenic, pyrogenic, radiogenic, schizophrenic, telegenic •polytechnic, pyrotechnic, technic •Chetnik •ethnic, multi-ethnic •Selznick •hygienic, scenic •peacenik • beatnik •actinic, clinic, cynic, Finnic, Jacobinic, rabbinic •picnic, pyknic •hymnic • Iznik • Dominic •anachronic, animatronic, bionic, Brythonic, bubonic, Byronic, canonic, carbonic, catatonic, chalcedonic, chronic, colonic, conic, cyclonic, daemonic, demonic, diatonic, draconic, electronic, embryonic, euphonic, harmonic, hegemonic, histrionic, homophonic, hypersonic, iconic, ionic, ironic, isotonic, laconic, macaronic, Masonic, Miltonic, mnemonic, monotonic, moronic, Napoleonic, philharmonic, phonic, Platonic, Plutonic, polyphonic, quadraphonic, sardonic, saxophonic, siphonic, Slavonic, sonic, stereophonic, subsonic, subtonic, symphonic, tectonic, Teutonic, thermionic, tonic, transonic, ultrasonic •Dubrovnik •Munich, Punic, runic, tunic •refusenik • nudnik • kibbutznik •sputnik • Metternich

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"isotonic." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 25 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"isotonic." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 25, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic

"isotonic." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved July 25, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/isotonic