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Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Isotonic

Isotonic Definition What does isotonic mean? The term "isotonic" is used in physiology, anatomy, and physical chemistry.... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Osmosis

Osmosis is the net movement of solvent molecules through a semipermeable membrane. It is similar to diffusion as the... Read More

Turgidity

Turgidity is the state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content. In general context, turgidity... Read More

Plasmolysis

Plasmolysis is the shrinking of protoplasm away from the cell wall of a plant or bacterium. The protoplasmic shrinking is... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

Hypotonic

Definition adjective (1) Having a lesser degree of tone, tension or tonicity (2) Having a lesser osmotic pressure in a fluid... Read More

Osmotic Potential

Definition noun (1) The potential of water molecules to move from a hypotonic solution (more water, less solutes) to a... Read More

Hypertonic solution

Definition noun A solution that has higher osmotic pressure (or has more solutes) than another solution to which it is... Read More

Hypotonicity

Definition noun The state of being hypotonic, i.e. having lesser degree of tone or tension Supplement In biology, tonicity... Read More

Hypertonic

Definition adjective (1) Having a greater degree of tone, tension or tonicity (2) Having a greater osmotic pressure in a... Read More

Hypertonicity

Definition noun The state of being hypertonic, i.e. having a greater degree of tone or tension Supplement In biology,... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Carbohydrate

Definition noun plural: carbohydrates car·bo·hy·drate, kɑːbəʊˈhaɪdɹeɪt Any of the group of organic compounds... Read More

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Crenation

Crenation - cell shrinks by osmosis because H2O leaves cell. solution is HYPERtonic (hyper - means excess, hypo - means... Read More