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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.
Resembling or having properties of a crystal or crystalloid.

crys′tal·loi′dal (-loid′l) adj.


(Chemistry) resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
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


(ˈkrɪs tlˌɔɪd)

1. a usu. crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
2. resembling a crystal.
3. of the nature of a crystalloid.
Also, crys`tal•loi′dal.
[1860–65; < Greek krystalloeidḗs]
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Make sure there is an adequate number of intravenous lines and maintain adequate volume by using crystalloids, colloids, packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, or platelets, as necessary.
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