Definition of dyne in English:

dyne

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪn
 
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noun

Physics
  • A unit of force that, acting on a mass of one gram, increases its velocity by one centimetre per second every second along the direction that it acts.
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    • The centimeter-gram-second system quantifies pressure in dynes per square centimeter.
    • Water's surface tension is about 73 dynes / cm.
    • These cells were then perfused at a physiologic shear stress of 2.5 dynes / cm 2 and the number of adherent cells per minute was determined.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, from Greek dunamis 'force, power'.

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