Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


also crys·tal·ize  (krĭs′tə-līz′)
v. crys·tal·lized, crys·tal·liz·ing, crys·tal·liz·es also crys·tal·ized or crys·tal·iz·ing or crys·tal·iz·es
1. To cause to form crystals or assume a crystalline structure.
2. To give a definite, precise, and usually permanent form to: The scientists finally crystallized their ideas about the role of the protein.
3. To coat with crystals, as of sugar.
1. To assume a crystalline form.
2. To take on a definite, precise, and usually permanent form.

crys′tal·liz′a·ble adj.
crys′tal·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
crys′tal·liz′er n.
References in periodicals archive ?
When the polymer pair is miscible, the crystal growth rate of the crystallizable component is usually depressed, although a few exceptions have also been reported.
RF can bind to the fragment crystallizable portion of IgG, and is mainly detected in serum and joint fluid as an antibody of contravariance.
5 times greater than the first molecular weight; wherein the polymer has a first phase having a first glass transition temperature at which the polymer is transformable between a first shape and a second shape; wherein the second crosslinking agent is crystallizable within the polymer and thereby has a melting temperature that is detectable within the polymer; wherein the polyether backbone includes ethylene oxide and propylene oxide.
First, to combine well-defined dendrons with crystallizable linear blocks such as metal-containing polyferrocenylsilane (PFS) and crystalline biodegradable organic blocks such as polycaprolactone (PCL) and polylactide (PLA) to yield linear-dendritic BCPs to further advance fundamental knowledge by studying their self-assembly behavior.
The stoichiometry favors the formation of long sequences of tetramethylene terephthalate (4GT) units in block copolymers consisting of crystallizable 4GT hard segments and amorphous elastomeric poly(alkylene ether terephthalate) soft segments (refs.
Suitable crystallizable polymers include polyethylene glycol (PEG), nylon, polyalkenes, polybutylterephthalates, polyethylene terepthalates, polyvinyl acetates, polyvinyl chlorides, polyphenyl sulfones, and polycaprolactones.
It covers advanced crystallographic techniques and methods, strategy development, protein production and purification, crystallization, structure analysis and determination, protein engineering, the properties of a crystallizable protein, crystal packing and symmetry, the principles of x-ray scattering, statistical methods, and data collection.
The raw material is also defined as dark-colored solid petroleum, formed through metamorphosis and principally composed of hydrocarbons containing very little or no oxygenated compounds and crystallizable paraffins [1].
The invention also relates to crystallizable compositions and crystals comprising JAK3 kinase domain and JAK3 kinase domain complexed with AMP-PNP.
As it was mentioned above, the crystallization process in copolymers is predominantly governed by the length distribution of the crystallizable sequence.
Building on the earlier research, Sweeny found a way to make a high-molecular-weight product that could be spun into a tough crystallizable fiber (later named Nomex(R)) which possessed outstanding thermal and flame-resistant properties.