Crystalloid



[kris-tl-oid] /ˈkrɪs tlˌɔɪd/

noun
1.
a usually crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
2.
Botany. one of certain minute crystallike granules of protein, found in the tissues of various seeds.
adjective
3.
resembling a crystal.
4.
of the nature of a crystalloid.
/ˈkrɪstəˌlɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
noun
2.
a substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane Compare colloid (sense 3)
3.
(botany) any of numerous crystals of protein occurring in certain seeds and other storage organs

crystalloid crys·tal·loid (krĭs’tə-loid’)
n.
A substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane and be crystallized, as distinguished from a colloid. adj.
Resembling or having properties of a crystal or crystalloid.

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