thixotropy

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noun thix·ot·ro·py \thik-ˈsä-trə-pē\

Definition of thixotropy

  1. :  the property of various gels of becoming fluid when disturbed (as by shaking)

thixotropic

play play \ˌthik-sə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of thixotropy

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


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thixotropy

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noun thix·ot·ro·py \thik-ˈsä-trə-pē\

Medical Definition of thixotropy

plural

thixotropies

  1. :  the property of various gels of becoming fluid when disturbed (as by shaking)

thixotropic

\ˌthik-sə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik\play play adjective

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