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English noun: tonus

1. tonus (state) the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

SamplesThe doctor tested my tonicity.

Synonymstone, tonicity

Broader (hypernym)tautness, tenseness, tension, tensity

Narrower (hyponym)catatonia, hypertonia, hypertonicity, hypertonus, hypotonia, hypotonicity, hypotonus, muscle tone, muscular tonus, myotonia

Domain categorymuscle, muscular tissue

Antonymsamyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony

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