water of crystallization

noun phrase

: water of hydration present in many crystallized substances that is usually essential for maintenance of a particular crystal structure

Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water of crystallization was in 1791

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“Water of crystallization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20of%20crystallization. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

water of crystallization

noun
: water of hydration present in many crystallized substances that is usually essential for maintenance of a particular crystal structure
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