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crystalline

adjective crys·tal·line \ˈkris-tə-lən also -ˌlīn, -ˌlēn\

: clear and shining like crystal

: made of or similar to crystal or crystals

Full Definition of CRYSTALLINE

1
:  resembling crystal: as
a :  strikingly clear or sparkling <crystalline air> <a crystalline lake>
b :  clear-cut
2
:  made of crystal :  composed of crystals
3
:  constituting or relating to a crystal
crys·tal·lin·i·ty \ˌkris-tə-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of CRYSTALLINE

  1. <we could see fish swimming beneath the crystalline ice of the frozen lake>

Origin of CRYSTALLINE

Middle English cristallin, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krystallinos, from krystallos
First Known Use: 15th century

crystalline

adjective crys·tal·line \ˈkris-tə-lən also -ˌlīn, -ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRYSTALLINE

1
:  composed of or resembling crystals
2
a :  formed by crystallization :  having regular arrangement of the atoms in a space lattice—see amorphous 2 b :  having the internal structure though not necessarily the external form of a crystal <granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized>
crys·tal·lin·i·ty \ˌkris-tə-ˈlin-ət-ē\ noun, plural crys·tal·lin·i·ties

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