cholesteric

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Etymology[edit]

From cholesterol, in whose crystals it was first observed

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cholesteric (comparative more cholesteric, superlative most cholesteric)

  1. (physics) Of or relating to the chiral nematic phase of some liquid crystals in which the molecules are arranged in parallel planes with adjacent planes rotated slightly

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Noun[edit]

cholesteric (plural cholesterics)

  1. Any compound that forms such a liquid crystal

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