semisolid

adjective
semi·​sol·​id | \ˌse-mē-ˈsä-ləd, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semisolid 

: having the qualities of both a solid and a liquid : highly viscous

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semisolid noun

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The protein chymosin, produced in the stomach, turned liquid milk into a semisolid form. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, "Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body," 26 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of semisolid

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semisolid was in 1834

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semisolid

adjective
semi·​sol·​id | \ˌse-mi-ˈsä-ləd \

Kids Definition of semisolid

: having the qualities of both a solid and a liquid

semisolid

adjective
semi·​sol·​id | \-ˈsäl-əd \

Medical Definition of semisolid 

: having the qualities of both a solid and a liquid : highly viscous semisolid waste

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