adj \ˈsmek-tik\

Definition of SMECTIC

: of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by the arrangement of the molecules in layers with the long axes of the molecules in a given layer being parallel to one another and perpendicular to the plane of the layer <a smectic phase of cholesterol esters in denatured LDL>—compare mesomorphic 1, nematic

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