viscoelastic

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adjective vis·co·elas·tic \ ˌvi-skō-ə-ˈla-stik \

Definition of viscoelastic

:having appreciable and conjoint viscous and elastic properties
  • such viscoelastic materials as asphalt
; also :constituting or relating to the state of viscoelastic materials
  • viscoelastic data
  • viscoelastic properties

viscoelasticity

play \ˌvi-skō-ə-ˌla-ˈsti-sə-tē, -ˈti-stē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of viscoelastic

viscous + -o- + elastic


Medical Dictionary

viscoelastic

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adjective vis·co·elas·tic \ ˌvis-kō-ə-ˈlas-tik \

medical Definition of viscoelastic

:having appreciable and conjoint viscous and elastic properties; also :constituting or relating to the state of viscoelastic materials
  • viscoelastic properties

viscoelasticity

play \-ˌlas-ˈtis-ət-ē, -ˈtis-tē\ noun plural viscoelasties

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