mesomorphic state
A state of matter in which the degree of molecular order is intermediate between the perfect three-dimensional, long-range positional and orientational order found in solid crystals and the absence of long-range order found in @I03353@ liquids, gases, and amorphous solids.
PAC, 2002, 74, 493. (Definitions of basic terms relating to polymer liquid crystals (IUPAC Recommendations 2001)) on page 495 [Terms] [Paper]