smectic (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Cleansing.
  2. (rare) Astringent; detergent.
  3. (chemistry, physics) Describing a class of liquid crystals whose molecules are aligned in layers, with the molecules lying perpendicular to the plane of the layers.
  • French: smectique
  • Italian: smectico
  • Spanish: esmético

smectic (plural smectics)

  1. A liquid crystal having the molecules aligned in this way.

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