crystalline meaning


    Definition of crystalline in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcrystallinesSUF-ine
    1. OBS Any crystalline substance.
      1. OBS aniline.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore crystallineSUPmost crystalline
        1. Of, relating to, or composed of crystals.
          1. (chemistry) Having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure.
            1. Resembling crystal in being clear and transparent.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • While the stars that oversprinkle / All the heavens seem to twinkle / With a crystalline delight — The Bells, Edgar Allan Poe.
                • To stain photoreceptors of the dorsal rim area, the cornea and crystalline cone layer of the DRA were removed using a microscalpel.
                • Instead, they are filled with a crystalline structure, the prolamellar body, consisting mainly of complexes of protochlorophyllide and POR [29 ].
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
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                1. en crystallines
                2. en crystalline humor
                3. en crystalline humour
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                Meaning of crystalline for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "crystalline" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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