thixotropic fluid

thix·o·trop·ic flu·id

a liquid that tends to turn into a gel when left standing, but that turns back into a liquid if agitated, as by vibrations or subjection to adequate shear.
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thix·o·trop·ic flu·id

(thiksō-trōpik flūid)
Liquid that tends to turn into a gel when left standing, but that turns back into a liquid if agitated, as by vibrations or subjection to adequate shear.
Synonym(s): thixotrophic.
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