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thixotropy

[ thik-so-truh-pee ]
/ θɪkˈsɒ trə pi /
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noun Chemistry.
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 thixotropy

thix·o·trop·ic [thik-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌθɪk səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for thixotropy

thixotropy
[ thĭk-sŏtrə-pē ]

n.
The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.

Other words from thixotropy

thix′o•tropic (thĭk′sə-trŏpĭk) adj.
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