thixotropy


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thix·ot·ro·py

 (thĭk-sŏt′rə-pē)
n.
The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.

[Greek thixis, touch (from thinganein, thig-, to touch; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + -tropy.]

thix′o·trop′ic (thĭk′sə-trŏp′ĭk) adj.

thix•ot•ro•py

(θɪkˈsɒ trə pi)

n.
the property exhibited by certain gels of becoming liquid when stirred or shaken.
[1925–30; < Greek thíxis touch]
thix`o•trop′ic (-səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk) adj.
Translations
thixotropie
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