dilatancy

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di·la·tan·cy

(dī-lā'tants-ē),
An increasing viscosity with increasing rate of shear accompanied by volumetric expansion.
[L. dilato, to dilate]

dilatancy

[dīlā′tənsē]
Etymology: L, dilatare, to widen
an unusual behavior observed in cytoplasm (and in some physical systems) during which its viscosity and applied force both increase.
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