from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of certain gels whereby they become fluids when agitated and return to being solid or semi-solid when allowed to stand.
Greek thixis, touch (from thinganein, thig-, to touch; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + -tropy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek θίξις (thixis, "touching") + τροπή (tropē, "turning") (from Ancient Greek τρέπω (trepō, "turn, change")). (Wiktionary)