viscoelastic


vis·co·elas·tic

adjective \ˌvis-kō-ə-ˈlas-tik\

Definition of VISCOELASTIC

:  having appreciable and conjoint viscous and elastic properties <such viscoelastic materials as asphalt>; also :  constituting or relating to the state of viscoelastic materials <viscoelastic data> <viscoelastic properties>
vis·co·elas·tic·i·ty \-ˌlas-ˈti-sə-tē, -ˈtis-tē\ noun

Origin of VISCOELASTIC

viscous + -o- + elastic
First Known Use: 1935

vis·co·elas·tic

adjective \ˌvis-kō-ə-ˈlas-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VISCOELASTIC

: having appreciable and conjoint viscous and elastic properties; also : constituting or relating to the state of viscoelastic materials <viscoelastic properties>
vis·co·elas·tic·i·ty \-ˌlas-ˈtis-ət-ē, -ˈtis-tē\ noun, plural vis·co·elas·tic·i·ties

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