nematic

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adjective ne·mat·ic \ni-ˈma-tik\

Definition of nematic

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1923


Medical Dictionary

nematic

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adjective ne·mat·ic \ni-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of nematic

  1. :  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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