the study of the deformation and flow of matter.

Origin of rheology

First recorded in 1925–30; rheo- + -logy
Related formsrhe·o·log·ic [ree-uh-loj-ik] /ˌri əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, rhe·o·log·i·cal, adjectiverhe·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rheology



the branch of physics concerned with the flow and change of shape of matter
Derived Formsrheological (ˌriːəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiverheologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for rheology

1929, from French rhéologie; see from rheo- + -logy. Related: Rheologist; rheological.

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rheology in Medicine




The study of the deformation and flow of matter.
Related formsrhe′o•logi•cal (rē′ə-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.rhe′o•logi•cal•ly adv.
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