One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having a supertwist. In later use: (Biochemistry) designating DNA which has a superhelical structure.
2Electronics. More fully "supertwisted nematic". Of a liquid crystal display: that rotates the plane of polarized light passing through the display by more than 90 degrees (typically by between 180 and 270 degrees).
1930s. From super- + twisted, after supertwist.
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