1827, from Greek khryselephantinos “of gold and ivory,” applied to statues overlaid with gold and ivory, such as Athene Parthenos and Olympian Zeus.
1. . 2. crystallized. 3. . abbreviation 1. crystalline 2. Also crystall. crystallography 1. crystalline 2. crystallized 3. crystallography
[kris-tl] /ˈkrɪs tl/ noun 1. a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice. 2. the transparent form of crystallized quartz. 3. Chemistry, Mineralogy. a solid body having a characteristic internal structure and enclosed by symmetrically arranged plane surfaces, intersecting at definite and characteristic angles. 4. anything made of or resembling such a substance. 5. a […]
noun 1. a ball of clear crystal, glass, or the like, used in crystal gazing. 2. a method or means of predicting the future. noun 1. the glass globe used in crystal gazing A means of predicting the future, as in So what does your crystal ball say about the coming election? The term is […]
- Crystal class
noun 1. (crystallog) any of 32 possible types of crystals, classified according to their rotational symmetry about axes through a point Also called point group