a centimeter-gram-second unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to 1/100 (0.01) stoke. Abbreviation: cS, cs

Nearby words

  1. centinormal,
  2. centipede,
  3. centipede grass,
  4. centipoise,
  5. centistere,
  6. centner,
  7. cento,
  8. centonical,
  9. centr-,
  10. centra

Origin of centistoke

First recorded in 1930–35; centi- + stoke2

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Medicine definitions for centistoke




A unit of kinematic viscosity that equals one hundredth of a stoke.

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