nematic

adjective ne·mat·ic \ ni-ˈma-tik \

Definition of nematic

: of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by arrangement of the long axes of the molecules in parallel lines but not layers — compare cholesteric, smectic

Origin and Etymology of nematic

International Scientific Vocabulary nemat- + 1-ic


Medical Dictionary

nematic

adjective ne·mat·ic \ ni-ˈmat-ik \

medical Definition of nematic

: of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by arrangement of the long axes of the molecules in parallel lines but not layers
  • nematic polypeptide liquid crystals
— compare smectic

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