crystalloid

noun crys·tal·loid \ ˈkri-stə-ˌlȯid \

Definition of crystalloid

: a substance that forms a true solution and is capable of being crystallized

crystalloid

or crystalloidal play \ˌkri-stə-ˈlȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

First Known Use of crystalloid

1839


Medical Dictionary

crystalloid

noun crys·tal·loid \ ˈkris-tə-ˌlȯid \

medical Definition of crystalloid

1 : a substance that forms a true solution and is capable of being crystallized
2 : a particle of protein that has the properties of crystal and is found especially in oily seeds

crystalloid

or crystalloidal play \ˌkris-tə-ˈlȯid-ᵊl\ adjective

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