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[thik-so-truh-pee] /θɪkˈsɒ trə pi/
noun, Chemistry
the property exhibited by certain gels of becoming liquid when stirred or shaken.
Origin of thixotropy
1925-30; < Greek thíx(is) touch + -o- + -tropy
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[thik-suh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌθɪk səˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for thixotropy
  • thixotropy is also a property of some fluids in plastic flow.
  • thixotropy may be exhibited by some, but not necessarily all, pre-bagged grouts.
thixotropy in Medicine

thixotropy thix·ot·ro·py (thĭk-sŏt'rə-pē)
The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.

thix'o·trop'ic (thĭk'sə-trŏp'ĭk) adj.
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