Definition of Poiseuille's law in English:

Poiseuille's law

(also Poiseuille law)


  • The law relating the volume of fluid flowing per second through a long narrow cylinder under conditions of Poiseuille flow, the viscosity of the fluid, and the dimensions of the cylinder, expressed by Poiseuille's equation.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.