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crys·tal·loid

 (krĭs′tə-loid′)
n.
1. Chemistry A substance that can be crystallized.
2. Botany Any of various minute crystallike particles consisting of protein and found in certain plant cells, especially oily seeds.
adj.
Resembling or having properties of a crystal or crystalloid.

crys′tal·loi′dal (-loid′l) adj.

crystalloid

(ˈkrɪstəˌlɔɪd)
adj
(Chemistry) resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
n
1. (Chemistry) a substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane. Compare colloid3
2. (Botany) botany any of numerous crystals of protein occurring in certain seeds and other storage organs
ˌcrystalˈloidal adj

crys•tal•loid

(ˈkrɪs tlˌɔɪd)

n.
1. a usu. crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
adj.
2. resembling a crystal.
3. of the nature of a crystalloid.
Also, crys`tal•loi′dal.
[1860–65; < Greek krystalloeidḗs]
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