lyo·​tro·​pic ˌlī-ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce lyotropic (audio) -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce lyotropic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a liquid crystal that is prepared by mixing two substances of which one (as water) is polar in nature and that may assume a series of states from that of a solid to a true solution depending on the proportions of the two substances in the mixture
lyotropy noun
plural lyotropies

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“Lyotropic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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