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.

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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Asghar, "MHD flow, thixotropic fluid, thermal radiation, variable thermal conductivity and thermal radiation," Walailak Journal of Science & Technology, vol.
One reason for ketchup's uncooperative behavior is that it is what chemists call a "thixotropic fluid," a category that also includes certain types of clay and yogurt.
Flow curves of thixotropic fluids present distinction between the curves of increasing rate and decreasing rate, and this phenomenon is known as hysteresis.