thixotropy

noun
thix·ot·ro·py | \thik-ˈsä-trə-pē \

Definition of thixotropy 

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

Other Words from thixotropy

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

First Known Use of thixotropy

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thixotropy

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

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thixotropy

noun
thix·ot·ro·py | \thik-ˈsä-trə-pē \
plural thixotropies

Medical Definition of thixotropy 

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

Other Words from thixotropy

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

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