A unit of kinematic viscosity, one hundreth of a stokes. Symbol, cSt. In practice, measurements are usually stated in centistokes, not stokes.

The kinematic viscosity of water is about 1.0038 centistokes.ยน

1. J. F. Swindells, J. R. Coe, T. B. Godfrey.
National Bureau of Standards Research paper 2279.
Washington: USGPO, 1952.

Later workers have reported somewhat different values, but for many years this value was used as a standard.

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