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Keywords: viscoelastic materialClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (13): 2555–2567.
Published: 1 July 2005
... by the desiccation of the disc. These results indicate that echinoderm tube foot discs behave like a viscoelastic material; i.e. they deform elastically under rapidly applied forces and behave viscously under slowly acting forces. To the best of our knowledge, no other studies have been published on the material...