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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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