thixotropy[t̸hik sä′trə pē]
Origin of thixotropy; from Classical Greek thixis, touching (; from thinganein, to touch: see thigmotaxis) + -o- + -tropy
Origin of thixotropyGreek thixis, touch (from thinganein, thig-, to touch; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + –tropy.
- (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.
From Ancient Greek θίξις (thiksis, “touching”) + τροπή (tropē, “turning”) (from Ancient Greek τρέπω (trepō, “turn, change”)).