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Related to nematic: smectic, cholesteric


Of or relating to the mesomorphic phase of a liquid crystal in which the molecules are oriented in loose parallel lines.

[From Greek nēma, nēmat-, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]


(Chemistry) chem (of a substance) existing in or having a mesomorphic state in which a linear orientation of the molecules causes anisotropic properties. Compare smectic See also liquid crystal
[C20: nemat(o)- (referring to the threadlike chains of molecules in liquid) + -ic]


(nɪˈmæt ɪk)

(of liquid crystals) noting a mesomorphic state in which the arrangement of the molecules is linear. Compare smectic.
[1920–25; < Greek nēmat-, s. of nêma thread + -ic]
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