from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the mesomorphic phase of a liquid crystal in which the molecules are oriented in loose parallel lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing the structure of some liquid crystals whose molecules align in loose parallel lines.
- n. Such a material
From Greek nēma, nēmat-, thread.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek νήματος, genitive of νῆμα ("thread"). (Wiktionary)