Cholesteric
Cholesteric Cho`les*ter"ic, a. [Cf. F. cholest['e]rique.] Pertaining to cholesterin, or obtained from it; as, cholesteric acid. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

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  • cholesteric — [kō΄lə ster′ik, kä΄ləster′ik; kō les′tər ik] adj. designating or of a kind of liquid crystal which is characterized by a screwlike structure and great optical activity …   English World dictionary

  • cholesteric — adjective Etymology: cholesteric relating to cholesterol, from French cholesterique Date: 1942 of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by arrangement of molecules in layers with the long molecular axes parallel to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cholesteric — /keuh les teuhr ik, koh leuh ster ik/, adj. Chem., Physics. 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. [CHOLESTER(OL) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cholesteric — 1. adjective 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 2. noun Any compound that forms such a liquid crystal …   Wiktionary

  • cholesteric — cho·les·ter·ic kə les tə rik; .kō lə ster ik, .käl ə adj of, relating to, or resembling cholesterol or its derivatives …   Medical dictionary

  • cholesteric — cho·les·ter·ic …   English syllables

  • cholesteric — kəˈlestərik; |kōlə|ster , |käl adjective Etymology: French cholestérique, from cholestérine cholesterin + ique ic 1. : of, relating to, or resembling cholesterol or its derivatives 2. : of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Display — (engl. Cholesterischer Flüssigkristallbildschirm), kurz ChLCD, ist eine spezielle Bildschirmtechnologie, die von der Firma Kent Displays entwickelt wurde. Die Pixel des Bildschirms haben einen bistabilen Zustand, den sie ohne anliegende… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cholesteric liquid crystal — A cholesteric liquid crystal is a type of liquid crystal with a helical structure and which is therefore chiral. Cholesteric liquid crystals are also known as chiral nematic liquid crystals. They organize in layers with no positional ordering… …   Wikipedia

  • cholesteric liquid crystal — cholesterinis skystasis kristalas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. cholesteric liquid crystal vok. cholesterischer flüssiger Kristall, m rus. холестерический жидкий кристалл, m pranc. cristal liquide cholestérique, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

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