thixotrophic (thik´sōtrop´ik),

n a type of gel with the ability to liquify when activated.
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Moreover, when we are using a thixotrophic material for making impressions, it flows in contact with tissues under finger pressure.
These impulses seem to have the effect on the tissues of freeing areas of fascia that are 'stuck', or what Deane Juhan (12) refers to as thixotrophic.
The special properties of bentonite are an ability to form thixotrophic gels with water, an ability to absorb large quantities of water and a high ion exchange capacity which binds deferent cations.