from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
- adj. Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, or composed of crystals
- adj. having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure
- adj. resembling crystal in being clear and transparent
- n. Any crystalline substance.
- n. aniline
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting, or made, of crystal.
- adj. Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture.
- adj. Imperfectly crystallized.
- adj. Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid.
- n. A crystalline substance.
- n. See Aniline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of crystal.
- Relating or pertaining to crystals or crystallization.
- Formed by crystallization; of the nature of a crystal, especially as regards its internal structure, cleavage, etc.: opposed to amorphous.
- Resembling crystal; pure; clear; transparent; pellucid: specifically applied in anatomy to several structures, as the crystalline humor, cones, etc. See below.
- In entomology, reflecting light like glass: specifically applied to the ocelli or simple eyes when they are apparently colorless, resembling glass.
- n. A crystallized rock, or one only partially crystallized, as granite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
- adj. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
- adj. distinctly or sharply outlined
In its citation, the Swedish academy said the duo achieved their result "at a time when many believed it was impossible for such thin crystalline materials to be stable."
Its floor is covered in crystalline, perfectly faceted blocks.
Hang it out on the line in crystalline clean mountain air.
One medical researcher who accidentally inhaled some of it in crystalline form said “It is not toxic, but if you inhale some of it, you will wish you were dead.”
Now the whole Livewire in crystalline Element Lad body being hunted down as “The Progenitor” thing keeps my seatbelt on.
The geometric ordering of atoms in crystalline solids as well as the different kinds of magnetic order, are examples of general ordering phenomena in nature when systems find an energetically favorable arrangement by choosing a certain state of symmetry.
The chains may be entangled like spaghetti (as above) or be ordered in crystalline formations.
The second important ovarian hormone, the corpus luteum hormone, was by various workers obtained in crystalline form from corpus luteum in 1931 and 1932.
Their work on carbohydrate metabolism passed from studies of whole animal to isolated tissues and, later, tissue extracts and isolated enzymes, some in crystalline form, were studied.
It is only now, through the efforts of the Nobel prize-winners, that they have been isolated and purified so that they can be produced in crystalline form.