noun, (used with a singular verb)
an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter.
(functioning as sing) the study of the mechanical and flow properties of fluids, esp as they apply to practical engineering Also called hydraulics See also hydrodynamics, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics
The scientific study of the mechanical properties of fluids, especially their behavior when subject to internal and external forces. Compare aerodynamics, hydrodynamics.
- Fluid mosaic model
noun a conceptual model of cell membrane and its boundary as a tightly packed double layer of phospholipid molecules interspersed with protein molecules which aid cross-membrane transport A model that describes the structure of cell membranes. In this model, a flexible layer made of lipid molecules is interspersed with large protein molecules that act as […]
[floo-id] /ˈflu ɪd/ noun 1. a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape. adjective 2. pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing. 3. consisting of or […]
noun 1. a measure of capacity equal to 1/16 (0.0625) pint (29.6 milliliters) in the U.S., and equal to 1/20 (0.05) of an imperial pint (28.4 milliliters) in Great Britain. Symbol: f. Abbreviation: fl. oz; noun 1. a unit of capacity equal to the volume of one avoirdupois ounce of distilled water at 62°F: there […]
noun, Physics, Mechanics. 1. the pressure exerted by a fluid, directly proportional to the specific gravity at any point and to the height of the fluid above the point. noun 1. the pressure exerted by a fluid at any point inside it. The difference of pressure between two levels is determined by the product of […]