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 (sĕm′ē-flo͞o′ĭd, sĕm′ī-)
Intermediate in flow properties between solids and liquids; highly viscous.

sem′i·flu′id n.
sem′i·flu·id′i·ty n.
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(General Physics) having properties between those of a liquid and those of a solid
(General Physics) a substance that has such properties because of high viscosity: tar is a semifluid.
Also: semiliquid
ˌsemifluˈidity n
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(ˌsɛm iˈflu ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

1. having both fluid and solid characteristics; semiliquid.
2. Also called semiliquid. a semifluid substance.
sem`i•flu•id′i•ty, n.
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The discharge criteria were as follows: (1) intravenous infusions ceased and semifluid intake recovered; (2) the patient could independently perform ambulatory activities; (3) the patient's pain was not controlled by pain medications or oral analgesics; and (4) the patient and his or her family agreed to discharge.
The patient received a salvage ERI and was discharged successfully after semifluid diet was allowed (Figure 3).
By definition, these are cysts--pathologic cavities with fluid or semifluid contents other than pus.
A cyst is defined as an epithelium lined cavity having fluid, semifluid or gaseous contents and which is not created by the accumulation of pus1.
Turne raceae Fresh leaf (ramgoat dashalong) Turpentine, name applied to numerous semifluid, yellow or Myrtaceae -- brownish o leo re sin s obtained from various coniferous trees in Asia, Europe, and America Turpentine, Syncarpia glomulifera Urena lob ata L.
A cyst can be defined as a pathological cavity usually inside bone lined interiorly by epithelium and exteriorly by connective tissue filled with fluid or semifluid.1
(17) In 1869, Huxley proposed that 'a semifluid, semitransparent, colorless substance called 'protoplasm' must be 'the physical basis of life' and that this viscid compound was common to all the diversities of vital existence.' (18) While both protoplasm and the fungus are symbols of the materialism that threatened theological narratives and human autonomy, Machen's depiction of the fungus is especially distressing because it captures the organism in the middle of the process of emergence, such that it is half-fungus and half-slime, or rather half-alive and half-dead.
INTRODUCTION: Cyst is defined as "a pathological cavity having fluid, semifluid or gaseous contents and which are not created by the accumulation of pus".
Grease is a solid or semifluid which would normally have been employed together with a thickener, additive, and anti-oxidant agent.