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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.
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Functional groups on the MWNT surface are considered obstacles that disturb polymer chain folding during crystallization [42], Also, the presence of less crystallizable MA-g-PP at the interface between f-MWNT and matrix PP hindered the crystallization of PP [39].
It still must be admitted that the value of the microscope is less questionable as a means of detecting crystallizable product in the urine, when they exist there in such small quantities as to elude chemical analysis...." (4) (p198)
The family of immunoglobulins includes a heterogeneous group of receptors that can bind to crystallizable regions of immunoglobulins (FcR).
(E17) Effect of time history on crack growth of crystallizable and non-crystallizable rubbers.
Building on the work of his colleagues, Wilfred Sweeny, found a way to make a high molecular weight product that could be spun into a tough crystallizable fiber (later named NomexA) that possessed outstanding thermal- and flame-resistant properties.
Kirschner, "Is myelin basic protein crystallizable?" Neurochemical Research, vol.
Based on the difference in the amino acid sequence in the fragment crystallizable (Fc) region of the antibody heavy chain, they can be categorized into the following isotypes: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.
Where [T.sub.m,blend] and [T.sub.m.sup.0] are the equilibrium melting points of the blend and the crystallizable component in the pure state; R is the gas constant; [DELTA]H is the heat of fusion per mole of repeat unit; 1/ is the molar volume of the respective component; [[phi].sub.2] is the volume fraction of component 2 in the blends; and [[CHI].sub.12] is interaction parameter of the blends.
Thus, the mechanism of immune-complex reaction, in which drug-dependent antibodies (such as in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia), react with platelets via their fragment crystallizable (Fc) domains, could be excluded since the patient had no thrombotic events (12).
(23) Compared to a crystallizable homopolymer, the introduction of comonomer units into the polymer backbone reduces melting point and crystallizability because the comonomer units essentially act as impurities at the crystal growth front if they are not isomorphic with the crystallizable units.
RF can bind to the fragment crystallizable portion of IgG, and is mainly detected in serum and joint fluid as an antibody of contravariance.