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crys•tal•loid



Pronunciation: (kris'tl-oid"), [key]
n.
1. a usually crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
2. Bot.one of certain minute crystallike granules of protein, found in the tissues of various seeds.

adj.
1. resembling a crystal.
2. of the nature of a crystalloid.

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