crystalloid

noun

crys·​tal·​loid ˈkri-stə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce crystalloid (audio)
: a substance that forms a true solution and is capable of being crystallized
crystalloid adjective
or crystalloidal

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crystalloid was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Crystalloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crystalloid. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

crystalloid

noun
crys·​tal·​loid ˈkris-tə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce crystalloid (audio)
: a substance that forms a true solution and is capable of being crystallized

Medical Definition

crystalloid

noun
crys·​tal·​loid ˈkris-tə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce crystalloid (audio)
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 adjective
or crystalloidal

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