rheopexy

[ree-uh-pek-see]
noun Physical Chemistry.
  1. the property exhibited by certain slow-gelling, thixotropic sols of gelling more rapidly when the containing vessel is shaken gently.

Origin of rheopexy

First recorded in 1930–35; rheo- + -pexy
Related formsrhe·o·pec·tic [ree-uh-pek-tik] /ˌri əˈpɛk tɪk/, adjective
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