Definition of Crystalloid

1. a. Crystal-like; transparent like crystal.



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

Definition of Crystalloid

1. Noun. Any substance that can be crystallized from solution ¹

2. Noun. (botany) One of the microscopic particles resembling crystals, consisting of protein matter, which occur in certain plant cells. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crystalloid

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Medical Definition of Crystalloid

1. 1. Resembling a crystal, or being such. 2. A body that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane, as distinguished from a colloid, which cannot do so. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crystalloid

crystallizes
crystallizing
crystalloclast
crystalloclasts
crystallogen
crystallogenesis
crystallogeny
crystallogeometrical
crystallogram
crystallographer
crystallographers
crystallographic
crystallographical
crystallographically
crystallography
crystalloid (current term)
crystalloidal
crystalloids
crystallomancy
crystallometry
crystallophobia
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crystallophones
crystallurgy
crystalluria
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crystals
crytotetany
crème Chantilly
crème anglaise

Literary usage of Crystalloid

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1. Crystallography: A Treatise on the Morphology of Crystals by Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1895)
"CRYSTALS AS crystalloid POLYHEDRA. SECTION I.-—Mero-symmetry. 134. THE properties of a system of planes mutually related by the law of the ' Rationality of ..."

2. Crystallography: A Treatise on the Morphology of Crystals by Mervyn Herbert Neville Story-Maskelyn, Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1895)
"CRYSTALS AS crystalloid POLYHEDRA. SECTION I.—Merc-symmetry. 134. THE properties of a system of planes mutually related by the law of the ' Rationality of ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Another class of substances, which Graham called crystalloid, are distinguished from these by being always of definite composition, and not admitting of ..."

4. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames by John Phillips (1871)
"crystalloid mass of large-grained dark hornblende and reddish felspar ; the former well crystallized, the latter but slightly so. This felspar is anorthic. ..."

5. The Microscope in Theory and Practice by Karl Wilhelm Naegeli, Simon Schwendener (1892)
"THE ACTION OF ANISOTROPIC crystalloid BODIES, VIEWED SEPARATELY. WE will now investigate the phenomena which anisotropic crystalloid bodies produce in ..."

6. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"(L. tunica, a coat.) The capsule of the crystalline 1m-. crystalloid! tia. Inflammation of the crystalloid. ..."

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