Crystalloid : Definition

Crystalloid

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Definitions of Crystalloid

Pronunciation : Crys"tal*loid (krs"tal-loid)
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Gr. -oid.]
Definition : Defn: Crystal-like; transparent like crystal.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Crys"tal*loid
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. (Chem.)

Defn: A body which, in solution, diffuses readily through animal membranes, and generally is capable of being crystallized; -- opposed to colloid.

2. (Bot.)

Defn: One of the microscopic particles resembling crystals, consisting of protein matter, which occur in certain plant cells; -- called also protein crystal.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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