ice crystal

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: crystal - small crystals of iceice crystal - small crystals of ice    
downfall, precipitation - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
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They are produced by refraction of light from mineral and ice crystals, from mist, rain, spray, and no end of things; and I am afraid they are the penalty I must pay for transparency.
I seated myself in his armchair and warmed my hands before his crackling fire, for a sharp frost had set in, and the windows were thick with the ice crystals. "I suppose," I remarked, "that, homely as it looks, this thing has some deadly story linked on to it--that it is the clue which will guide you in the solution of some mystery and the punishment of some crime."
These bands provide ice crystal size information when the cloud-top temperature is colder than -40[degrees]C, and they are offering crucial insight into quantifying the properties of hurricane eyewall convection.
He cautioned the students to keep a check on their colleagues regarding the use of the drug ice crystal methamphetamine since the network selling the drugs operates in close vicinity to the varsity's campus.
Thus, the ice crystal nucleation process is very important [2-4].
While freezing will slow the biological, chemical, and physical deterioration of food, degradation of food quality such as color, texture, enzymatic activity, lipid oxidation, and ice crystal structural damage still occur.
So, scientists at the University of Wisconsin investigated the extent that enzymatically hydrolyzed gelatin might inhibit ice crystal growth in an ice cream mix.
" To reduce chances of ice crystal conditions, Boeing recommends that operators fly, at least, 50 nautical miles from thunderstorms that may contain ice crystals," Birtel added.
Vitrification uses high concentrations of cryoprotectants and an extremely high cooling rate (-20,000- 25,000 ?C per minute) that solidify without the formation of ice crystal by direct immersion into liquid nitrogen in order for the oocytes to be transitioned from 37?C to -196?C in less than one second and can be stored for future use.