semifluid

[sem-ee-floo-id, sem-ahy-]
adjective
1.
imperfectly fluid; having both fluid and solid characteristics; semiliquid.
noun
2.
a semifluid substance.
Also called semiliquid.


Origin:
1725–35; semi- + fluid

semifluidity, noun
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semifluid (ˌsɛmɪˈfluːɪd)
 
adj
1.  having properties between those of a liquid and those of a solid
 
n
2.  a substance that has such properties because of high viscosity: tar is a semifluid
 
semiflu'idity
 
n

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Example sentences
It is of a semifluid, viscid consistence, and probably colloidal in nature.
Typical soils of this type are gray clays underlain by grayish-brown mulch and greenish-gray, semifluid clay.
The viscid, semifluid matter contained within the plasma membrane of a cell, excluding the nucleus.
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