Nematic meaning

nə-mătĭk
Of or relating to the mesomorphic phase of a liquid crystal in which the molecules are oriented in loose parallel lines.
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Designating a kind of liquid crystal in which the molecules spontaneously align themselves with their axes parallel.
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(physics, chemistry, of certain liquid crystals) Whose molecules align in loose parallel lines.
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A liquid crystal whose molecules align in loose parallel lines.
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Origin of nematic

  • From Greek nēma nēmat- thread (s)nē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek νήματος (nÄ“matos), genitive of νῆμα (nÄ“ma, “thread").

    From Wiktionary