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thixotropy

[thik-so-truh-pee]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. the property exhibited by certain gels of becoming liquid when stirred or shaken.
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Origin of thixotropy

1925–30; < Greek thíx(is) touch + -o- + -tropy
Related formsthix·o·trop·ic [thik-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌθɪk səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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thixotropy

(thĭk-sŏtrə-pē)
n.
  1. The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.
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Related formsthix′o•tropic (thĭk′sə-trŏpĭk) adj.
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