[ thik-so-truh-pee ]
/ θɪkˈsɒ trə pi /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM thixotropythix·o·trop·ic [thik-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌθɪk səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
Words nearby thixotropy
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Medical definitions for thixotropy
[ thĭk-sŏt′rə-pē ]
The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.
Other words from thixotropythix′o•trop′ic (thĭk′sə-trŏp′ĭk) adj.
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