Definition of mesogenic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/


  • 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.


1950s. From meso- + -genic.