- The property of certain gels of becoming less viscous when shaken or subjected to shearing forces and returning to the original viscosity on standing (synovial fluid, ferrous hydroxide gel).
- A characteristic of a system exhibiting a decrease in viscosity with an increase in the rate of shear, usually a function of time.
Synonym(s): reclotting phenomenon
[G. thixis, a touching, + trope, turning]
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