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cholesteric

[kuh-les-ter-ik, koh-luh-ster-ik]
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adjective Chemistry, Physics.
  1. of or relating to a form of liquid crystal having molecules arranged in thick, regular layers, and displaying marked color effects, especially in polarized light.

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