[floo-id] /ˈflu ɪd/
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.
pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing.
consisting of or pertaining to fluids.
changing readily; shifting; not fixed, stable, or rigid:
convertible into cash:
a substance, such as a liquid or gas, that can flow, has no fixed shape, and offers little resistance to an external stress
capable of flowing and easily changing shape
of, concerned with, or using a fluid or fluids
constantly changing or apt to change
smooth in shape or movement; flowing
early 15c., from Middle French fluide (14c.) and directly from Latin fluidus “fluid, flowing, moist,” from fluere “to flow” (see fluent). Figurative use from 1640s. Related: Fluidly.
1660s, from fluid (adj.).
fluid flu·id (flōō’ĭd)
An amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another; a liquid or gas. adj.
Of or characteristic of a fluid.
flu·id’i·ty (-ĭd’ĭ-tē) or flu’id·ness n.
A state of matter, such as liquid or gas, in which the component particles (generally molecules) can move past one another. Fluids flow easily and conform to the shape of their containers. See also state of matter, viscosity.
In physics, a substance that flows — usually a liquid or a gas.
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter. noun 1. (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 fluid mechanics The scientific study […]
- 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 […]