Definitions of tonicity

  1. the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of healthy tension or partial contraction of muscle fibers while at rest; tone; tonus. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A state of normal elastic tension of the tissue, in virtue of which the parts are kept in shape and, as it were, alert and ready to functionate in response to a suitable stimulus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. Elasticity or contractility of the muscular fibres. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A state of healthy tension of muscular fibers while at rest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. A state of tone; the condition of being in a healthy state of tension and vigor. na
  7. Tone; being tonic; healthy elasticity of muscles &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  8. Normal condition of tone or tension. American pocket medical dictionary.
  9. The condition of a tissue, organ, etc., in relation to tone, especially its normal elasticity. Appleton's medical dictionary.