Tonus Definition

tōnəs
tonuses
noun
The slight, continuous partial contraction characteristic of a normal relaxed muscle.
Webster's New World
Body or muscular tone; tonicity.
American Heritage Medicine
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Wiktionary
Synonyms:
tonetonicity

Other Word Forms of Tonus

Noun

Singular:
tonus
Plural:
tonuses

Origin of Tonus

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin tone tone

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

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