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Q: What does hypotonic mean?
A: The cell membrane is composed mainly of phospholipid and protein molecules arranged in organized but flexible sheets. [ [ [ The phospholipid components form a bilayer that contributes structural stability and creates the semi-permeable environment, while the proteins are responsible for most of the dynamic processes carried out by cell membranes, such as the transport of molecules into and out
of the cell. ] ] ]
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hy·po·ton·ic (hp-tnk)
adj.
1. Pathology Having less than normal tone or tension, as of muscles or arteries.
2. Chemistry Having the lower osmotic pressure of two fluids.
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Hello hypotonic meanings are in Biology -having a lower osmotic pressure than a particular fluid, typically a body fluid or intracellular fluid, and in physiology means of or in a state of abnormally low muscle tone
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