Viscous

Definition

adjective

Of, pertaining to, or relating to viscosity


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The term viscous is a descriptive word used in describing a liquid that is not pouring freely. A liquid that is viscous has a thick and sticky consistency. It is related to viscosity, which refers to the physical property of fluids that determines the internal resistance to shear forces.

Examples of terms with the word viscous related to biology are as follows:


Word origin: French visqueux, Latin viscōsus, viscum (birdlime)

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