cryptocrystalline


cryp·to·crys·tal·line

adjective \ˌkrip-tō-ˈkris-tə-lən\

Definition of CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE

:  having a crystalline structure so fine that no distinct particles are recognizable under a microscope <cryptocrystalline quartz>

Origin of CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1862

cryp·to·crys·tal·line

adjective \ˌkrip-tō-ˈkris-tə-lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE

: having a crystalline structure so fine that no distinct particles are recognizable under the microscope

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