thixotropy

noun
thix·​ot·​ro·​py | \ thik-ˈsä-trə-pē How to pronounce thixotropy (audio) \

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 How to pronounce thixotropic (audio) , -​ˈträ-​ How to pronounce thixotropic (audio) \ 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 How to pronounce thixotropy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce thixotropic (audio) , -​ˈträp-​ik How to pronounce thixotropic (audio) \ adjective

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