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abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions) atomic number 16 , S , sulfur , sulphur
white poisonous crystals; made by dissolving barium oxide in water barium hydroxide
fruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals candied fruit , crystallized fruit
abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals carborundum
wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles) cirrus , cirrus cloud
perennial of the eastern United States having early solitary yellow flowers followed by late petalless flowers; so-called because ice crystals form on it during first frosts Crocanthemum canadensei , frost-weed , frostweed , frostwort , Helianthemum canadense
rare lead chromite mineral that forms bright orange crystals crocolite
formation of crystals crystallisation , crystallization , crystallizing
branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals crystallography
crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated decrepitation
small crystals of ice diamond dust , frost mist , frost snow , ice crystal , ice needle , poudrin , snow mist
low-growing showy succulent annual of South Africa having white or pink or red or orange flowers and spatulate leaves covered in papillae that resemble small crystals Dorotheanthus bellidiformis , livingstone daisy
crystals lining rock cavity, crust of druse
either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical enantiomer , enantiomorph
relation of opposition between crystals or molecules that are reflections of one another enantiomorphism , mirror-image relation
small ice crystals frost
ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside) frost , hoar , hoarfrost , rime
crystals, rock lined with geode
(mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals geode
English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975) George Paget Thomson , Sir George Paget Thomson , Thomson
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