rheopexy

[ree-uh-pek-see]

noun Physical Chemistry.

the property exhibited by certain slow-gelling, thixotropic sols of gelling more rapidly when the containing vessel is shaken gently.

Nearby words

  1. rheology,
  2. rheometer,
  3. rheometric,
  4. rheometry,
  5. rheomorphism,
  6. rheoreceptor,
  7. rheostat,
  8. rheostosis,
  9. rheotaxis,
  10. rheotron

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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