Crys"tal*loid (kr?s"tal-loid), a. [Gr. crystal + -oid.]

Crystal-like; transparent like crystal.


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Crys"tal*loid, n.

1. Chem.

A body which, in solution, diffuses readily through animal membranes, and generally is capable of being crystallized; -- opposed to colloid.

2. Bot.

One of the microscopic particles resembling crystals, consisting of protein matter, which occur in certain plant cells; -- called also protein crystal.


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