Tonus meaning

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Body or muscular tone; tonicity.
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The slight, continuous partial contraction characteristic of a normal relaxed muscle.
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Body or muscular tone; tonicity.
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(biology) Tonicity; tone.

Muscular tonus.

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Origin of tonus

  • Latin tone tone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tonus (“a sound, tone"). See tone.

    From Wiktionary