centipoise

[sen-tuh-poiz]

noun

a centimeter-gram-second unit of viscosity, equal to 1/100 (0.01) poise. Abbreviation: cP, cp

Nearby words

  1. centimo,
  2. centimorgan,
  3. centinormal,
  4. centipede,
  5. centipede grass,
  6. centistere,
  7. centistoke,
  8. centner,
  9. cento,
  10. centonical

Origin of centipoise

First recorded in 1915–20; centi- + poise2

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British Dictionary definitions for centipoise

centipoise

noun

one hundredth of a poise. 1 centipoise is equal to 0.001 newton second per square metre
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Medicine definitions for centipoise

centipoise

[sĕntə-poiz′]

n.

A unit in the centimeter-gram-second system that is of dynamic viscosity equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a poise.

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Science definitions for centipoise

centipoise

[sĕntə-poiz′]

A centimeter-gram-second unit of dynamic viscosity equal to 0.01 poise.
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