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crystalline

[kris-tl-in, -ahyn, -een] /ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin/
adjective
1.
of or like crystal; clear; transparent.
2.
formed by crystallization.
3.
composed of crystals.
4.
pertaining to crystals or their formation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English cristal(l)yn(e) < Latin crystallinus < Greek krystállinos. See crystal, -ine1
Related forms
crystallinity
[kris-tl-in-i-tee] /ˌkrɪs tlˈɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
multicrystalline, adjective
noncrystalline, adjective
precrystalline, adjective
pseudocrystalline, adjective
subcrystalline, adjective
uncrystalline, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pre crystalline

crystalline

/ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
having the characteristics or structure of crystals
2.
consisting of or containing crystals
3.
made of or like crystal; transparent; clear
Derived Forms
crystallinity (ˌkrɪstəˈlɪnɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for pre crystalline

crystalline

adj.

late 14c., from Old French cristalin "like crystal" (Modern French crystallin), from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krystallinos "of crystal," from krystallos (see crystal).

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pre crystalline in Medicine

crystalline crys·tal·line (krĭs'tə-lĭn, -līn', -lēn')
adj.

  1. Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.

  2. Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.

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