Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: tonus  tow-nus
  1. The elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
    "the doctor tested my tonus";
    - tonicity, tone

Derived forms: tonuses

Type of: tautness, tenseness, tension, tensity

Encyclopedia: Tonus