mesomorphism


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mesomorphism

[¦mez·ə¦mȯr‚fiz·əm]
(physical chemistry)
A state of matter intermediate between a crystalline solid and a normal isotropic liquid, in which long rod-shaped organic molecules contain dipolar and polarizable groups.
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drought adaptation strategies, homoiohydry, mesomorphism, poikilohydry, xeromorphism, desiccation, rehydration
Endomorphism, mesomorphism and ectomorphism components were calculated by the equations proposed by Ross and Marfell-Jones (1991).
The synthesis of the ligands N-(4-n-hexyloxysalicylidene)-4'-n-alkyloxyanilines as well as the complexes and characterization by thermal microscopy for mesomorphism are presented.