thixotropy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θίξις (thíksis, touching) + τροπή (tropḗ, turning) (from Ancient Greek τρέπω (trépō, turn, change)).

Noun[edit]

thixotropy (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, medicine) The property of certain gels whereby they become fluids when agitated and return to being solid or semi-solid when allowed to stand.

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