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crystalline

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology
crystallinecrys‧tal‧line /ˈkrɪstəlaɪn, -liːn $ -lən/ adjective  1 HEGmade of crystals2 Cvery clear or transparent, like crystal
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crystallinea crystalline blue poola hormone in pure crystalline formThe particular clays he has in mind do exist in many different crystalline forms.He possibly held that the universe was slightly ovoid, with a crystalline outer shell to which the stars were attached.These are crystalline polymers with chain orientation virtually perfect in one direction.The crystalline post is controlled by special bond chemistry under controlled process conditions.Naturally occurring crystalline solids are called minerals.For example, the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis has the ability to produce crystalline spores which act as natural insecticides.This imperfect distribution of cations is a disorder of the crystalline state.The glass transition Glass, familiar for centuries, is a solid material showing no crystalline structure.
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