liquid crystal

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liquid crystal

noun

Definition of LIQUID CRYSTAL

:  an organic liquid whose physical properties resemble those of a crystal in the formation of loosely ordered molecular arrays similar to a regular crystalline lattice and the anisotropic refraction of light

First Known Use of LIQUID CRYSTAL

1891

Rhymes with LIQUID CRYSTAL

liquid crystal

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIQUID CRYSTAL

: an organic liquid whose physical properties resemble those of a crystal in the formation of loosely ordered molecular arrays similar to a regular crystalline lattice and the anisotropic refraction of light

liquid crystal

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Substance that flows like a liquid but maintains some of the ordered structure characteristic of a crystal. Some organic substances do not melt directly when heated but instead turn from a crystalline solid to a liquid crystalline state. When heated further, a true liquid is formed. Liquid crystals have unique properties. The structures are easily affected by changes in mechanical stress, electromagnetic fields, temperature, and chemical environment. See also liquid crystal display.

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