superfluid

[ soo-per-floo-id ]
/ ˌsu pərˈflu ɪd /
Physics.

noun

a fluid that exhibits frictionless flow, very high heat conductivity, and other unusual physical properties, helium below 2.186 K being the only known example.

adjective

of or relating to a superfluid.

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Origin of superfluid

First recorded in 1940–45; super- + fluid

OTHER WORDS FROM superfluid

su·per·flu·id·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superfluid

superfluid
/ (ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪd) /

noun

physics a fluid in a state characterized by a very low viscosity, high thermal conductivity, high capillarity, etc. The only known example is that of liquid helium at temperatures close to absolute zero

adjective

being or relating to a superfluid
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Scientific definitions for superfluid

superfluid
[ sōō′pər-flōōĭd ]

A fluid, such as liquid helium, that flows with little or no friction at temperatures close to absolute zero.
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