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Having a crystalline structure visible only under a microscope.

mi′cro·crys′tal n.


(Chemistry) (of a solid) composed of microscopic crystals
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Adj.1.microcrystalline - containing crystals that are visible only under a microscopemicrocrystalline - containing crystals that are visible only under a microscope
crystalline - consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals; "granite is crystalline"
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29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is used as binder, thickening agent, suspension agent, and bulking agent in a variety of application such as food & beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetics & personal care, and others.
The Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market is expected to reach around USD 1,080 Million by 2020 at a projected to witness a CAGR of 7.
The investigators prepared beef, carrot, potato and beef stew pureed food systems with varying amounts of xanthan gum and microcrystalline cellulose, a texturizer.
Wood is currently the largest source for the production of various types of papers, specially cellulose nanofibers and microcrystalline cellulose used in the production of papers.
On the other hand, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) fiber can be produced from cellulose through acid hydrolysis process [4,5].
Using this compound as a control for the first trial, additional batches were mixed using conventional zinc fatty acid soap, a microcrystalline wax, Aflux 37 and Rhenofit STA/S process promoters.
Also available through Horn Care Elements in the Western US is Royal BWX (beeswax), Candelilla Real (Euphorbia Cerifera wax), Carnauba wax (Copernicia Cerifera wax), microcrystalline waxes and paraffin waxes.
Made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax, Wikki Stix are endlessly reusable.
According to the company, ConcenTrace AC Granulated was developed because many of its customers requested minerals in a granulated form in addition to spray-dried, microcrystalline and alfalfa powdered versions of ConcenTrace, which resulted in reported faster run times during manufacturing because the hydroscopic nature of the material was greatly reduced.
Omnitech Environmental has been awarded a patent for a vehicle system comprised of by weight relative to the vehicle system, 4%-45% of a first component, the first component comprised of at least one material selected from the group consisting of an acrylic resin solution, a latex dispersion, a urethane solution, a microcrystalline wax solution, and a vegetable oil; 50%-90% of a second component, the second component comprised of at least one material selected from the group consisting of a fumaric resin solution and an acrylic resin emulsion; and 0.
Gianni Belcaro and colleagues from Chieti-Pescara University (Italy) assessed the effects of a mixture containing 20% natural curcuminoids, 40% soy phosphatidylcholine, and 40% microcrystalline cellulose, against a NSAID.
Using a combination of microcrystalline cellulose, wood flour, and hemp, flax, and kenaf fibers to replace conventional reinforcing fillers such as glass fiber, carbon fiber, nanoclay, and minerals, he hopes to formulate high-specific-strength and High-modulus materials that are low-cost, low-density, and easy-to-process, and offer thermal and acoustic insulation, easy surface modification, low abrasion to molds, biodegradability, renewability, and global availability.