mesomorphic

mesomorphic

[mez-uh-mawr-fik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or having a muscular or sturdy body build characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic mesoderm (contrasted with ectomorphic, endomorphic ).
2.
Physical Chemistry. pertaining to or existing in an intermediate state, as a liquid crystal in the nematic or smectic state.

Origin:
1920–25; meso- + -morphic

mesomorphism, noun
mesomorphy, noun
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mesomorphic (ˌmɛsəʊˈmɔːfɪk)
 
adj
1.  chem liquid crystal smectic See also nematic existing in or concerned with an intermediate state of matter between a true liquid and a true solid
2.  relating to or being a mesomorph
 
meso'morphism
 
n
 
'mesomorphy
 
n

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