it is given in ncert that"when water flows into the cell and out of the cell and are in equilibrium, the cells are said to be flaccid" plzz explain me that if the cells are in equilibrium then how can it be flaccid. it is a lil bit cnfusing plzzz help me experts

Word flaccid has many meanings, this word can be used in different contexts. Here the flaccid means "lacking force" which implies that as the cell is in equilibrium, the outside and inside force are canceling each other, hence these cells lack force and said to be flaccid.

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To attain equilibrium,water flows into the cell or out of the cell

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but if it is in equilibrium how can it be flaccid?????

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