|Some white blood cells, called macrophages and neutrophils, can very easily change their shape so that they flow around particles and completely enclose them within their cell, where they are broken up by cell enzymes. This is called phagocytosis.|
|part of the process of gamete formation, consisting of chromosome conjugation and two cell divisions, in the course of which the diploid chromosome number becomes reduced to the haploid.|
|1.||physiol (of two or more muscles) having equal tension|
|2.||(of a drink) designed to replace the fluid and salts lost from the body during strenuous exercise|
|3.||hypertonic Compare hypotonic Also: isosmotic (of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure, commonly having physiological osmotic pressure|
|4.||music of, relating to, or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scale: isotonic tuning|
isotonic i·so·ton·ic (ī'sə-tŏn'ĭk)
Of equal tension.
Having the same concentration of solutes as the blood.
Of or involving muscular contraction in which the muscle remains under relatively constant tension while its length changes.