electrorheology


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e·lec·tro·rhe·ol·o·gy

 (ĭ-lĕk′trō-rē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the changes in flow properties that occur in certain fluids exposed to electric fields.

e·lec′tro·rhe′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.

electrorheology

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊrɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (General Physics) the study of the flow of fluids under the influence of electric fields
2. (General Physics) the way in which fluid flow is influenced by an electric field
eˌlectrorheoˈlogical adj
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