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Medical Term:

viscosity

Pronunciation: vis-kos'i-te

Definition: In general, the resistance to flow or alteration of shape by any substance as a result of molecular cohesion; most frequently applied to liquids as the resistance of a fluid to flow because of a shearing force.

[L. viscositas, fr. viscosus, viscous]

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