- a fluid that exhibits frictionless flow, very high heat conductivity, and other unusual physical properties, helium below 2.186 K being the only known example.
- of or relating to a superfluid.
Origin of superfluid
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- physics the state of being or property of becoming a superfluid
- physics a fluid in a state characterized by a very low viscosity, high thermal conductivity, high capillarity, etc. The only known example is that of liquid helium at temperatures close to absolute zero
- being or relating to a superfluid
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- A fluid, such as liquid helium, that flows with little or no friction at temperatures close to absolute zero.
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