Definition of mesogenic in English:

mesogenic

Pronunciation /ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/

adjective

  • 1Medicine
    Designating strains of Newcastle disease virus that replicate moderately rapidly and are moderately virulent; of, relating to, or consisting of such a strain. Compare lentogenic , velogenic .

  • 2Chemistry
    Designating a compound or group that typically confers properties of a liquid crystal on compounds that incorporate it, such as in polymerization; of or relating to this attribute.

Origin

1950s. From meso- + -genic.