Meaning of cholesteric

cho•les•ter•ic

Pronunciation: (ku-les'tur-ik, kō"lu-ster'ik), [key]
— adj. Chem., Physics.
  1. of or pertaining to a form of liquid crystal having molecules arranged in thick, regular layers, and displaying marked color effects, esp. in polarized light.
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