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[kris-tl-in, -ahyn, -een] /ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin/

of or like ; clear; transparent.
formed by .
composed of .
pertaining to or their formation.
having the characteristics or structure of crystals
consisting of or containing crystals
made of or like crystal; transparent; clear

late 14c., from Old French cristalin “like crystal” (Modern French crystallin), from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krystallinos “of crystal,” from krystallos (see crystal).

crystalline crys·tal·line (krĭs’tə-lĭn, -līn’, -lēn’)


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