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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Origin and Etymology of cybotaxis
New Latin, from cybo- (from Greek kybos cube) + -taxis — more at cube
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