Definition of calamitic in English:

calamitic

Pronunciation /?kal??m?t?k/

adjective

  • 1rare Characteristic of or resembling fossil plants of the genus Calamites, which had distinctive grooved and jointed stems.

  • 2Chemistry
    Designating a mesophase or liquid crystal consisting of cylindrical or rodlike molecules, or the molecules themselves.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From calamite + -ic.