Thixotropy meaning

thĭk-sŏtrə-pē
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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The property of certain gels and emulsions of becoming fluid when agitated and then setting again when left at rest.
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(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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Origin of thixotropy

  • Greek thixis touch (from thinganein thig- to touch dheigh- in Indo-European roots) –tropy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek θίξις (thiksis, “touching") + τροπή (tropÄ“, “turning") (from Ancient Greek τρέπω (trepō, “turn, change")).

    From Wiktionary