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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of being hypertonic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Extreme reflex irritability. Also called hypertonicity and hypertonus.

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  • noun medicine An abnormal increase in tightness of muscle tone, common in cerebral palsy.

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  • noun (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic

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