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 for tonus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tonus \To"nus\, n. [L. a sound, tone. See Tone.] (Physiol.)
     Tonicity, or tone; as, muscular tonus.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that
           facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my
           tonicity" [syn: tonicity, tonus, tone] [ant:
           amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "tonus":
     adaptability, bounce, bounciness, buoyance, buoyancy, elasticity,
     extensibility, flexibility, give, liveliness, rebound, resilience,
     resiliency, responsiveness, snap, spring, springiness, stretch,
     stretchability, stretchiness, tone, tonicity

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