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rheology

Syllabification: rhe·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /rēˈäləjē
 
/

Definition of rheology in English:

noun

The branch of physics that deals with the deformation and flow of matter, especially the non-Newtonian flow of liquids and the plastic flow of solids.
Example sentences
  • Twenty-two papers are grouped into four contextual sections - the effect of fluids, microstructures and textures, deformation mechanisms and rheology and tectonics.
  • Overall, the deformation behavior and power-law rheology indicate an extremely broad range of timescales that underlie reversible changes in nuclear structure.
  • We explore the impact of rheology on actin-dependent cytoplasmic contraction, and find that although microtubules modulate contractile forces in vitro, their interactions are not purely mechanical.

Origin

1920s: from Greek rheos 'stream' + -logy.

Derivatives

rheological

1
Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In one case, the relationship between the force and the displacement was not linear which corresponded to a viscoelastic rheological behaviour.
  • After the stochastic cytoskeletal detachment event, the tether was found to extend according to a viscous shear-thinning rheological power-law model.
  • Because it is a rheological boundary, and rheological properties depend, inter alia, on strain rate, the thickness also depends on strain rate.

rheologist

2
noun

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