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rheopexy

[ree-uh-pek-see] /ˈri əˌpɛk si/
noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
the property exhibited by certain slow-gelling, thixotropic sols of gelling more rapidly when the containing vessel is shaken gently.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; rheo- + -pexy < Greek -pēxia, derivative of pêxis a fixing, solidity; see -y3
Related forms
rheopectic
[ree-uh-pek-tik] /ˌri əˈpɛk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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