rheopectic

rheopexy

[ree-uh-pek-see]
noun Physical Chemistry.
the property exhibited by certain slow-gelling, thixotropic sols of gelling more rapidly when the containing vessel is shaken gently.

Origin:
1930–35; rheo- + -pexy < Greek -pēxia, derivative of pêxis a fixing, solidity; see -y3

rheopectic [ree-uh-pek-tik] , adjective
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