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thixotropy

 [thik-sot´rah-pe]
the property of certain gels of becoming fluid when shaken or otherwise agitated and then becoming semisolid again at rest.
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thix·ot·ro·py

(thik-sot'rŏ-pē),
1. The property of certain gels of becoming less viscous when shaken or subjected to shearing forces and returning to the original viscosity on standing (for example, synovial fluid, ferrous hydroxide gel).
2. A characteristic of a system exhibiting a decrease in viscosity with an increase in the rate of shear, usually a function of time.
[G. thixis, a touching, + tropē, turning]
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Caption: Figure 9: Curves of thixotropy of samples at temperatures, [degrees]C: (a) 80; (b) 85; (c) 90.
Caption: Figure 2: Curve of viscosity versus time of testing thixotropy of yogurt with hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) extract: (a) 1 day of storage; (b) after 28 days of storage.
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