Definition of pseudoplastic in US English:

pseudoplastic

adjective

  • 1Almost plastic; spuriously plastic.

  • 2Science. Of a liquid or its behaviour: non-Newtonian, especially in having a viscosity that decreases with increasing shearing stress.

noun

  • Science. A pseudoplastic liquid.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From pseudo- + plastic, in sense A. 1 originally after German pseudoplastisch.

Pronunciation

pseudoplastic

/ˌs(j)uːdə(ʊ)ˈplastɪk/