cybotaxis

noun
cyb·​o·​tax·​is | \ˌsibəˈtaksə̇s\
plural cybotaxes\ -​k(ˌ)sēz \

Definition of cybotaxis 

: a transient orientation of molecules in a liquid revealed by X-ray diffraction effects analogous to those produced by crystals — compare liquid crystal

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History and Etymology for cybotaxis

New Latin, from cybo- (from Greek kybos cube) + -taxis

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