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Meaning of CRYSTALLINE

Pronunciation:  'kristlin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals; "granite is crystalline"
  2. [adj]  transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent cristal"
  3. [adj]  distinctly or sharply outlined; "crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan
 

CRYSTALLINE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: clear, crystal clear, crystalised, crystallized, distinct, limpid, lucid, microcrystalline, pellucid, polycrystalline, transparent
 
 Antonyms: noncrystalline
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Crys"tal*line\ (kr?s"tal-l?n or -l?n; 277), a. [L.
    crystallinus, from Gr. ????: cf. F. cristallin. See
    {Crystal}.]
    1. Consisting, or made, of crystal.
    
             Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline. --Shak.
    
    2. Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture.
    
             Their crystalline structure.          --Whewell.
    
    3. Imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline,
       while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized.
    
    4. Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid.
       ``The crystalline sky.'' --Milton.
    
    {Crystalline heavens}, or {Crystalline spheres}, in the
       Ptolemaic system of astronomy, two transparent spheres
       imagined to exist between the region of the fixed stars
       and the primum mobile (or outer circle of the heavens,
       which by its motion was supposed to carry round all those
       within it), in order to explain certain movements of the
       heavenly bodies.
    
    {Crystalline lens} (Anat.), the capsular lenslike body in the
       eye, serving to focus the rays of light. It consists of
       rodlike cells derived from the external embryonic
       epithelium.
    
    
  2. \Crys"tal*line\, n.
    1. A crystalline substance.
    
    2. See {Aniline}. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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