crystalloidal

crystalloid

[kris-tl-oid]
noun
1.
a usually crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
2.
Botany. one of certain minute crystallike granules of protein, found in the tissues of various seeds.
adjective
3.
resembling a crystal.
4.
of the nature of a crystalloid.

Origin:
1860–65; < Greek krystalloeidḗs. See crystall-, -oid

crystalloidal, adjective
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crystalloid (ˈkrɪstəˌlɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
 
n
2.  Compare colloid a substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane
3.  botany any of numerous crystals of protein occurring in certain seeds and other storage organs
 
crystal'loidal
 
adj

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crystalloid crys·tal·loid (krĭs'tə-loid')
n.
A substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane and be crystallized, as distinguished from a colloid. adj.
Resembling or having properties of a crystal or crystalloid.

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