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  • adj. Describing several forms of liquid crystal that have in-plane short-range positional molecular order, weakly coupled two-dimensional layers and long-range bond orientational molecular order

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  • At DNA concentrations higher than 350 mg / ml, a two-dimensionally ordered columnar hexatic phase is formed, which exhibits a characteristic focal conic texture similar to those seen in both lyotropic and thermotropic liquid crystalline phases with small molecules.

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