thixotropy


thix·ot·ro·py

noun \thik-ˈsä-trə-pē\

Definition of THIXOTROPY

:  the property of various gels of becoming fluid when disturbed (as by shaking)
thixo·tro·pic \ˌthik-sə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-\ adjective

Origin of THIXOTROPY

International Scientific Vocabulary thixo- (from Greek thixis act of touching, from thinganein to touch) + -tropy — more at thigmotaxis
First Known Use: 1927

thix·ot·ro·py

noun \thik-ˈsä-trə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural thix·ot·ro·pies

Medical Definition of THIXOTROPY

: the property of various gels of becoming fluid when disturbed (as by shaking)
thixo·tro·pic \ˌthik-sə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik\ adjective

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