AskDefine | Define tonus

Dictionary Definition

tonus n : the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity" [syn: tonicity, tone] [ant: atonicity]

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Latin

Etymology

From τόνος from τείνω.

Noun

tonus

Extensive Definition

Tonus is the Latin equivalent of the English word tone. It is especially used to refer to:
tonus in French: Tonus

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