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crystallization

[kris-tl-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌkrɪs tl əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of crystallizing.
2.
a crystallized body or formation.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; crystall- + -ization
Related forms
postcrystallization, adjective
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Examples for crystallization
  • They point out, for example, that this crystallization process doesn't take place entirely in the present.
Word Origin and History for crystallization
n.

1660s, noun of action from crystallize + -ation. Figurative use is attested from 1842.

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crystallization in Medicine

crystallization crys·tal·li·za·tion (krĭs'tə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The formation of crystals or the assumption of a crystalline form.


crys'tal·lize' (-līz') v.
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