darcy

noun
dar·​cy | \ ˈdärsē \
plural -s

Definition of darcy

: a unit of porous permeability in physics equal to the permeability of a medium through which the rate of flow of a fluid having one centipoise viscosity under a pressure gradient of one atmosphere per centimeter would be one cubic centimeter per second per square centimeter cross section — compare darcy's law

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History and Etymology for darcy

after Henri P.G. Darcy †1858 French hydraulic engineer

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“Darcy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darcy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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