pseudoviscous

viscous

[vis-kuhs]
adjective
1.
of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.
2.
having the property of viscosity.
Also, viscose.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin viscōsus, equivalent to Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) + -ōsus -ous

viscously, adverb
viscousness, noun
hyperviscous, adjective
pseudoviscous, adjective

vicious, viscose, viscous.
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viscous or viscose (ˈvɪskəs)
 
adj
1.  (of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
2.  having or involving viscosity
 
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
 
viscose or viscose
 
adj
 
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
 
'viscously or viscose
 
adv
 
'viscousness or viscose
 
n

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viscous
1392, from Anglo-Fr. viscous, from L.L. viscosus "sticky," from L. viscum "anything sticky, birdlime made from mistletoe, mistletoe," probably from PIE base *weis- "to melt away, flow" (used of foul or malodorous fluids); see virus.
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viscous vis·cous (vĭs'kəs)
adj.

  1. Having relatively high resistance to flow.

  2. Viscid.

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viscous   (vĭs'kəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having relatively high resistance to flow (high viscosity).
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