lyotropic

adjective
lyo·​tro·​pic | \ˌlī-ə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik \

Medical Definition of lyotropic 

: 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

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