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tactoid (plural tactoids)
- (physics) An elongated liquid crystal microdomain
- (biology) An elongated particle, particularly a cell
- 2015, Chenhui Peng, Oleg D. Lavrentovich, “Chirality Amplification and Detection by Tactoids of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals”, in arXiv:
- Minute quantities of chiral molecules such as amino acid L-alanine and limonene transform the racemic array of left- and right-twisted tactoids into a homochiral set.