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crystalline

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

Simple Definition of crystalline

  • : clear and shining like crystal

  • : made of or similar to crystal or crystals

Full Definition of crystalline

  1. 1 :  resembling crystal: as a :  strikingly clear or sparkling <crystalline air> <a crystalline lake> b :  clear-cut

  2. 2 :  made of crystal :  composed of crystals

  3. 3 :  constituting or relating to a crystal

crys·tal·lin·i·ty play \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 Defined for Kids

crystalline

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adjective crys·tal·line \ˈkri-stə-lən\

Definition of crystalline

  1. 1 :  made of crystal or composed of crystals

  2. 2 :  1clear 4




Medical Dictionary

crystalline

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

Medical Definition of crystalline

  1. 1:  composed of or resembling crystals

  2. 2a:  formed by crystallization :  having regular arrangement of the atoms in a space lattice—see amorphous 2b:  having the internal structure though not necessarily the external form of a crystal <granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized>

  3. crys·tal·lin·i·ty \ˌkris-tə-ˈlin-ət-ē\play noun, plural crys·tal·lin·i·ties





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