Definition of viscoelastic in US English:

viscoelastic

adjective

Physics
  • See viscoelasticity

    • ‘Rheometers can also be used to measure viscoelastic properties as well as viscosities.’
    • ‘In one case, the relationship between the force and the displacement was not linear which corresponded to a viscoelastic rheological behaviour.’
    • ‘These differences in the onset of contraction are also consistent with our ability to measure a steady-state macroscopic viscoelastic response within our experimental observation time.’
    • ‘To understand what makes cells simultaneously stiff and oozy - or viscoelastic - biophysicists have mostly relied on large-scale measurements.’
    • ‘The viscous component in the viscoelastic behavior can be determined by assessing the amount of hysteresis during relaxation after mechanical deformation.’

Pronunciation

viscoelastic

/ˌ-iˈlastik/